On Wednesday former chairman of DAAR Communications, Raymond Dokpesi, pleaded not guilty to the 6 counts of money laundering and other financial crimes brought against him. The former media mogul submitted his plea while in the dock at the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The EFCC has alleged that Mr. Dokpesi received roughly N2.1billion from the office of the National Security Adviser between October 2014 and March 19, 2015, specifically for Goodluck Jonathan’s presidential campaign.
The presiding judge, Justice Gabriel Kolawole, remanded Mr. Dokpesi to the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Justice Kolawole also notified the defendant that the court would hear his appeal for bail on Thursday.
The trial of Mr. Dokpesi was adjourned until February 17th.