Dokpesi arraigned over alleged N2.1bn corruption

Raymond Dokpesi

The founder of Daar Holdings Plc, Raymond Dokpesi, on Wednesday appeared before the Federal High Court in Abuja over allegations of fraud, by his company, during the 2015 general elections.

Mr. Dokpesi is facing a six-count bordering on corruption and violation of the public procurement law, brought against him by the Federal Government.

The charges include receiving purported contract through the presidential media initiative by Daar investment and holding company, to the tune of N2.1 billion.

The company received the sum through the office of the National Security Adviser, without a “certificate of no objection” from the office of the Bureau of Public Procurement, the government says.

The company is also alleged to have received the said sum without any competitive bidding for the contract.

Mr. Dokpesi is also alleged to have made the proposal for the said contract on behalf of his company without any comprehensive request for same by the Federal Government.

The Nigerian Government alleges that Mr. Dokpesi therefore committed procurement fraud, with its company, through the office of the National Security Adviser.

Mr. Dokpesi pleaded not guilty to all six charges.

The court plans to reopen the case in February 2016 for hearing. Meantime, it adjourned till Thursday to allow the defense counsel present its plea for bail.


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  • Truthometer

    Is Dokpesi going to jail? This is long due!

    • REDEEM

      Jonathan Constructed More Roads Than Any Other Nigerian Leader – Fashola.

      **we have build on the successes recorded by Jonathan’s transformation in the power sector.

      Babatunde Raji Fashola , Nigeria’s Minister for Power, Works and Housing on Tuesday while unveiling his plans praised the achievements of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

      Fashola during his first news conference tagged “Setting the Agenda for Delivering Change” said that Goodluck Jonathan has constructed more roads than any president ever in Nigeria.

      He also acknowledged that the Transformation in the power sector is above 50% and that he would try to build on it.

      Minister of State for Works, Adebayo Adeyeye, also said that Jonathan’s administration has recorded more success in the provision of motorable roads than any other administration in the history of Nigeria.

      Adeyeye, who spoke as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Monday, insisted that the Jonathan administration has made considerable progress in the road sector, more than any of the governments that have administered the country.
      According to him, the administration in 2011 had about 4,500 kilometers of fairly motorable roads, just as he explained that today the administration has about 25,000 kilometres of very good roads.

      The Minister concluded by saying that the Muhammadu Buhari’s government will not be constructing new roads in few years, but rather finished some of the on-going road projects acro

      • aisha ani

        Let stay on the topic.

      • Man_Enough

        What is your point? Are you the only one that have access to news? Don’t come and repeat the news. Give us your annalysis.

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    Is it a crime for a man to send a propsoal to government and have her approve such for execution—–where is the fraud in this rubbish—-?—————–A publisher sends a proposal to government and it is approved–and some say it is a crime–Did Fashola seek the approval of his party APC or tinubu ati the state lawbreakers———before he spent over 75m to construct his website?–how many people bidded for the job in the first place? Buhari is a mess-We should go to equity with a clean hand–I laugh at the Edo people backing buhari ati Adams

    • Richard

      The said proposal was purely fraudulent. That is the bone of contention here.

    • tundemash

      Receivers of stolen goods are equally guilty hence Ibori’s wife is in jail with Ibori.

      • citizenka

        Please explain something to me: If Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer is jailed or detained , will s/she is still be able to post here?

    • musa aliyu

      There u are, a president can’t approve anything beyond 500million, until the Senate approves, not to talk of 2.1 billion


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  • musa aliyu

    Make una no give this criminal bail oh.. He’ll soon be in coma and kpeme to escape returning the loot

  • favourtalk

    He need to go to jail for it, nigerians needs our stolen money back and his company workers needs to be compensated for the wickedness done to them for not paying them for nearly a year

  • MushinSpeaks

    They diverted money meant for ammunition to themselves leaving our military men to die unnecessarily at the battle field. Please let them return the loot and face the wrath of law.

  • Abdulazeez Oyibo

    I object to his bail given that this is a security related matter and the suspect is a “flight risk’. Also the suspect is likely to interfere with the investigation. As the court pleases!