Freedom has finally been regained by Daar Communications Plc, Chief Raymond Dokpesi on Wednesday after spending three days in Kuje prison in Abuja.
The Edo High Chief was remanded there by a Federal High Court in Abuja pending when he would meet the N400m bail conditions granted him with respect to N2.1bn fraud charges preferred against him
His lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome confirmed his release to him, his son, Raymond and his wife Tosin.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had on December 11 arraigned Dokpesi along with his firm, Daar Investment and Holdings Ltd, on six counts of money laundering and procurement fraud involving about N2.1bn which he allegedly received from the office of the National Security Adviser for the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential media campaigns.
Justice Gabriel Kolawole in his ruling on Monday on an application by defence lawyers – Chiefs Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN) and Mike Ozekhome (SAN) – granted Dokpesi bail in the sum of N200m with the sureties in like sum.
The judge, who ordered Dokpesi to deposit his passport and other travelling documents with the Deputy Court Registrar, Litigation, of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, said the other surety must be a serving or retired director in the federal or state government civil service or any of their agencies.
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