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Alleged Hired Protesters Demand Dokpesi’s Release, As FG Unearths Fresh N8.7 Billion Scandal



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By Chris Nomjov

The Federal Government informed a High Court, sitting in Abuja on Thursday that Raymond Dokpesi, former Chairman of Daar Communications, is being investigated over the sum of N8.7 billion he collected from the last administration.

The media mogul is believed to have received the money from  the Federal government on 27, January 2012 for the broadcast right of Nigeria’s hosting of the Under 17 World Cup in 2013.

NewsWireNgr earlier reported that Dokpesi, who is presently docked by the EFCC on a six count charge of money laundering and violation of Public Procurement Act; was refused bail today.

At his bail hearing, prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, told the court that the government is investigating the receipt of the N8.7 billion from government coffers by Dokpesi.

Jacobs argued that granting Dokpesi bail may jeopardize the ongoing investigation into the fresh charges against him.

Meanwhile, some supporters of embattled Chairman of Daar communications Dokpesi, staged a protest outside the Federal High Court Abuja today December 10th. Dokpesi will be in EFCC custody until next week Monday Dec. 13th when his bail will be heard.

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