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Dokpesi to know fate of frozen bank account August 3

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The Chief Decide of the Federal Excessive Courtroom in Abuja, Justice John Tsoho has fastened August 3 to ship judgment in an software by the founding father of Daar Communications Plc, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, searching for for an order of court docket to unfreeze his N2.1 billion checking account.

Justice Tsoho fastened the date on Monday after taking arguments from Dokpesi’s lawyer, Kanu Agabi, SAN and that of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC), Oluwaleke Atolagbe for and towards.

Agabi, whereas arguing the appliance, prayed the court docket to difficulty an order to unfreeze Dokpesi’s checking account, which was frozen on the energy of the costs towards him.

The senior lawyer submitted that the legal prices in respect of N2.1 billion introduced towards Dokpesi by the EFCC had since been voided and quashed by the Courtroom of Attraction, Abuja division.

Agabi additional argued that the cost which led to freezing of the account was now not in existence whereas Dokpesi was discharged and acquitted of all the costs.

He additionally argued that the Courtroom of Attraction judgment which put aside the costs towards Dokpesi continues to be subsisting, legitimate and binding on each the court docket and EFCC.

The senior lawyer additional submitted that the EFCC which misplaced on the Courtroom of Attraction has not obtained a keep of execution of the judgment and due to this fact has no authorized standing to proceed to position freezing order on the defendant’s account.

Agabi tendered two judgments of the Courtroom of Attraction to determine his declare that the legal prices towards Dokpesi have been quashed including that till the court docket of attraction judgement is put aside, the EFCC can’t proceed to freeze the account.

Nonetheless, EFCC counsel Oluwaleke Atolagbe raised an objection towards the appliance on the bottom that the anti graft company has already filed discover of attraction towards the Courtroom of Attraction judgment on the Supreme Courtroom.

Atolagbe urged the court docket to not unfreeze the account but till the ultimate determination of the Supreme Courtroom within the matter including that the N2.1 billion logged into the frozen account shaped the premise of the cost.

Atolagbe additionally opposed the request for the discharge of Dokpesi’s doc in possession of Efcc including that no particular doc was talked about within the request.

The EFCC counsel drew the eye of the court docket to DSS and NIA as respondents within the matter including that the 2 companies usually are not earlier than the court docket and as such the court docket cannot make a legitimate order towards them.

Justice Tsoho subsequently fastened August 3 for the supply ruling within the matter.

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