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Court Orders EFCC To Produce Dokpesi

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) to produce the Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi.
The court ordered the EFFC on Friday to produce Mr Dokpesi in court on December 14, 2015 and show cause why he should not be granted conditional or unconditional bail by the court.
Mr Dokpesi is currently being detained by the EFCC over allegations of money laundering involving 2.1 billion Naira.
Justice Kolawole, while ruling on an exparte motion argued by Mr Mike Ozekhome (SAN), ordered that the EFCC should be put on notice and appear on December 14 with the detained former boss of DAAR Communications.
In the exparte application filed on December 3, Ozekhome prayed the court for an order to compel EFCC to produce Dokpesi, who is presently in its custody.
He also prayed the court for an order admitting Dokpesi to bail on self recognition or liberal terms pending his formal arraignment by the anti-graft agency.
Mr Dokpesi was on December 1, invited and detained by the anti-graft agency in connection with money disbursed from the office of the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd).
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