Off The Hook! Dokpesi, DAAR Discharged Of Money Laundering Charges By Court Of Appeal

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Off The Hook! Dokpesi, DAAR Discharged Of Money Laundering Charges By Court Of Appeal

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and media mogul, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi and his company, DAAR Investment and Holding Company have been discharged of money laundering and breach of the Procurement Act proffered against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Dokpesi and his company were discharged on Thursday by the Abuja division of the Court of Appeal in relation to the disbursement of the N2.1 billion meant for arms purchase, during the tenure of Sambo Dasuki as the National Security Adviser (NSA).

In two unanimous judgments, the three-man panel of the Court of Appeal upheld the two appeals by Dokpesi and Daar Investment, and set aside an earlier ruling of a Federal High Court, in Abuja, which rejected the no-case submissions made by the appellants.

Reading the lead judgment, Justice Elfreda Wiialims-Daudu held that the prosecution did not make out a prima facie case against the appellants and did not also establish the elements of the offences charge to warrant the appellants to be called upon to enter defence.

 

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