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Court Orders Nigeria’s Anti-graft Agency, EFCC To Remove Name Of Media Businessman, Raymond Dokpesi From Watch List

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A Federal Excessive Courtroom has ordered the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) to take away the title of the Chairman Emeritus of DAAR Communications Plc, Chief Raymond Dokpesi from its watch checklist.

In line with Justice Tsoho, there isn’t a justification for the anti-graft company to proceed to maintain Dokpesi on the watch checklist since no prison cost or allegation is pending towards him.



The Chief Choose who dominated in an software filed and argued by Dokpesi’s counsel, Mr Kanu Agabi, SAN, stated protecting Dokpesi on the watch checklist will quantity to disobedience to the Courtroom of Enchantment judgment which in April this 12 months quashed the N2.1 billion cash laundering costs towards him.

 

 

The Courtroom of Enchantment sitting in Abuja had in April 2021 dismissed the N2.1 billion cash laundering costs filed towards Dokpesi by the EFCC.

 

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The courtroom upheld the no-case submission filed by Mr Dokpesi and DAAR Communications within the seven counts.

 

Within the judgment, Justice Elfreda Oyebisi Williams-Dawodu held that the anti-graft company, the EFCC failed to determine a prima facie case towards Mr Dokpesi within the costs.

 

He famous that the elements of the offences weren’t supplied by the prosecution as required by legislation.

 

The courtroom agreed with the counsel for the appellant, Kanu Agabi that being a predicate offence, the elements of the offences towards his consumer have to be supplied, including that it was clear that not one of the offences was established consistent with the provisions of the Nigerian legal guidelines.

The courtroom additional held that the EFCC didn’t show that the N2.1 billion allegedly acquired by the appellant as cost have been proceeds of breach of belief.

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