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EFCC arraigns Dokpesi for money laundering, fraud

Founder of Daar Communications Plc, owners of AIT and RayPower FM, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, was on Wednesday arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before a Federal High Court Abuja, on a six-count charge of money laundering and fraud-related procurement.

The media mogul, who was arraigned along with his firm, Daar Investment and Holdings Ltd, pleaded not guilty to all the six counts.

After taking his plea, Justice Gabriel Kolawole ordered that Dokpesi be remanded in EFCC custody pending the hearing of his bail application by 12.30pm on Thursday. This was as he fixed trial on the matter for February 17, 18 and March 2 and 3.

The prosecution led by Mr. Rotimi Jacobs SAN,‎ had accused the defendants of receiving N2.1bn from the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA, between October 2014 and March 19, 2015 for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP presidential media campaign in breach of provisions of the Public Procurement Act, Money laundering Act and the EFCC Act.

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