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Court free AIT’s Dokpesi from ₦2.1bn arms deal fraud

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The Court of Appeal seating in Abuja has discharged the founder of DAAR Communications, Plc, Aleogho Dokpesi of corruption allegations.

Dokpesi was alleged to have received ₦2.1 Billion from the office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) between October 2014 and March 2015, during the tenure of Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, for services not rendered.

In two unanimous judgments on Thursday, a three- man panel of Court of Appeal upholds the two appeals by Dokpesi and DAAR Investment and proceeded to set aside an earlier ruling of a Federal High Court, Abuja, which rejected the no-case submissions made by the appellants.

Reading the judgments on Thursday, Justice Elfreda Wiialims-Daudu held the prosecution did not make out a prima facie case against the appellants and did not also establish the elements of the offences charge to warrant the appellants to be called upon to enter defence.

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Dokpesi also been discharged of violation of the procurement law after 6 years of prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

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