Sambo Dasuki

The founder of Daar Investment and Holding Company, Raymond Dokpesi, has told a Federal High Court in Abuja that he is not the launderer of the N2.1bn as alleged in his ongoing trial.

Speaking on Friday through his lawyer, Kanu Agabi (SAN), he stated that the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), who paid the funds to them in 2015, is the launderer.

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Agabi made this known while arguing the no-case submission which his client filed after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) closed case against Dokpesi with the 14th prosecution witness on May 28, 2018.

The anti-graft agency had charged Dokpesi and Daar Investment with money laundering and procurement fraud involving the sum of N2.1bn, which they allegedly received from the Office of the National Security Adviser between January and March 2015.

Dokpesi and Daar Investment (the parent company of AIT and Raypower FM) were said to have received the sum of N2.1bn from NSA office while being headed by Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.) as payment for a “purported contract on presidential media initiative.”

The prosecution alleged that Dokpesi and his firm received the sum of N2.1bn from ONSA to prosecute the Peoples Democratic Party’s 2015 presidential media campaign.