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Alleged N2.1bn fraud: Dokpesi spent millions on security doors, generators — Witnesses

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri

ABUJA—Trial of Chairman emeritus of DAAR Communications Plc, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, who was accused of receiving N2.1 billion from office of National Security Adviser, ONSA, three months to the 2015 presidential election, resumed before the Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday.

Chief Raymond Dokpesi

Two witnesses that were brought before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, narrated how they supplied security doors, generators and a transformer valued at millions of naira, to the defendant within the period he allegedly got the N2.1bn from the ONSA.

They said the items were delivered to Dokpesi’s houses in Lagos and Agenebode, Edo State, as well his various offices.

Testifying as the seventh prosecution witness, PW-7, Mr. Peter Imoekor, who identified himself as the Administrative Manager of Mikano International  Ltd, Abuja branch, said he was invited by the EFCC in February 2016 to explain some transactions which Mikano had with Dokpesi and Daar Communications Plc.

The witness told the court that between February and August 2015, Mikano, supplied four units of 140KVA, two units of 200KVA and a 500KVA electric transformer to Dokpesi’s house in Agenebode which is Dokpesi’s hometown, and to Daar’s offices in Sokoto and Gusau, Zamfara State.

He said the transaction was in respect of four units of 140KVA Basic (open type) that   costs N3.5m each, saying the total deal amounted to N14m.

According to the witness, “Daar made payment for all. The payment was made in two tranches of N7m each through First Bank drafts.

 

 

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