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FG investigating Dokpesi over fresh allegation – Jacobs


The Federal Government is investigating businessman, Raymond Dokpesi in relation to allegation of his involvement in another fraud involving about N8billion, government’s lawyer, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN) told a Federal High Court in Abuja Thursday.

Jacobs said the Federal Government is about rounding off investigations into a fresh allegations of N8.4billion he collected from the Goodluck Jonathan administration for airing the FIFA  U17 championship which Nigeria hosted  in Jan 27, 2012.

He stated that even though the airing right was granted DAAR communication by FIFA and without the Federal Government as a party to the contract, Dokpesi allegedly collected N8b from the Nigerian government for his execution of the contract.

Jacobs made the disclosure while arguing the Fed Govt’s counter-affidavit against Dokpesi’s bail application.

Dokpesi was arraigned with his company, Daar Investment and Holding Company Limited on Wednesday on a 6-count charge. He was accused of unlawfully receiving N2.1billion from former National Security Adviser (NSA), Mohammed Sambo Dasuki.

He pleaded not guilty and applied for bail. Parties argued the bail application and the prosecution’s counter affidavit yesterday.

Jacobs, while urging the court to reject Dokpesi’s application, argued that a bail to Dokpesi will prejudice investigation into the N8b deal.

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