Chief Raymond Dokpesi, Chief Executive Officer of Daar Investment and Holdings Company Limited, who Is being arraigned for fraud and money laundering charges, was on Thursday, April 1, acquitted by a Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja.
The fraud and money laundering charges are linked to the controversial $2.1 billion laundering allegation leveled against, Dasuki, the National Security Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan.
The three-member panel of the Appeal Court voted in favour of appeals submitted by Dokpesi and Daar Investment in request to forfeit an earlier judgment of a Federal High Court, Abuja, which rejected the no-case submissions made by Chief Dokpesi and Daar Communications, reports The Nation.
Justice Elfreda Wiialims-Daudu who read the judgment held that 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 defense.
It will be recalled that Dokpesi and Daar Investment were being arraigned before the Federal High Court on a seven-count charge of money laundering and breach of the Procurement Act by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).