Chairman of Daar Communication, Chief Raymond Paul Dokpesi (Jnr) on Tuesday led a delegation to President Muhammadu Buhari to present a New Year greeting card to him.
Paul’s father Chief Raymond Dokpesi had regained his freedom, mid-December last year after meeting his bail conditions as stipulated by the Federal High Court in Abuja. He was arrested by the the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and arraigned before the court over an alleged N2.1 billion fraud.
He is facing trial alongside his firm, DAAR Investment and Holdings Ltd, owners of African Independent Television, AIT, and Raypower FM.
Specifically, EFCC, in the charge signed by its Deputy Director, Legal and Prosecution, Mr. Aliyu Yusuf, alleged that Dokpesi received about N2.1billion from the office of the National Security Adviser, NSA, for PDP’s presidential media campaign.
The prosecution argued that the transaction was in breach of section 58 (4) (b) of the Public Procurement Act 2007 and punishable under section 58 (6) and 7 of the same Act, as well as under section 17 (b) of the EFCC Act, 2004.
Dokpesi pleaded not guilty to the charge. The court slated February 17, 18 and March 2 and 3, 2016, to begin full-blown hearing on the matter.
President Buhari has vowed that no one indicted in any corrupt practice will escape the full wrath of the law.