HeadlineUpdate: Nigerian Media Mogul, Dokpesi, Charged With Money Laundering

Update: Nigerian Media Mogul, Dokpesi, Charged With Money Laundering

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SAN FRANCISCO, December 08, (THEWILL) – Following his alleged receipt of about N2.1bn from the immediate past National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuku, from funds meant for the purchase of arms, the Federal Government on Tuesday filed money laundering charges against media entrepreneur, Raymond Dokpesi at the Federal high Court, Abuja.

THEWILL gathered that the six-count-charge case was filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and is marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/380/2015.

The founder of DAAR Communications Plc, is charged alongside his company – Daar Holdings and Investment Limited, with both accused of violating the Money Laundering Act, the EFCC Act and the Public Procurement Act.

Meanwhile as at press time, the charge is yet to be assigned to any judge for hearing.

The suit makes Dokpesi the second person to be charged among well-heeled Nigerians accused of benefitting in the mismanagement of about $2 billion meant for the purchase of military hardware under the Goodluck Jonathan administration.

Dasuki is already being tried before the Federal High Court, Abuja for illegal possession of firearms and money laundering.

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