Friday, 11 December 2015

Dokpesi embroiled in another $8b fraud investigation


The Federal Government is investigating businessman Raymond Dokpesi for his alleged involvement in another fraud involving about N8billion, the government’s lawyer, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), yesterday told a Federal High Court in Abuja.

Nation reports that Jacobs said the Federal Government was about rounding off investigations into  a fresh allegation of N8.4billion the AIT/Raypower emeritus chairman collected from the Goodluck Jonathan administration for airing  the FIFA  U17 championship which Nigeria hosted  in January 27,2012.

He said though the airing right was granted his company, DAAR Communication, by FIFA and without the Federal Government as a party to the contract, Dokpesi allegedly collected N8b from the government for the execution of the contract.

Jacobs was arguing the government’s counter-affidavit against Dokpesi’s bail application.

Dokpesi was arraigned with his company, Daar Investment and Holding Company Limited, on Wednesday on a six-count charge. He was accused of unlawfully receiving N2.1billion from former National Security Adviser (NSA), Mohammed Sambo Dasuki.


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