Raymond Dokpesi speaks on N2.1bn received from ex-NSA

Raymond Dokpesi speaks on N2.1bn received from ex-NSA

Mfonobong Akpan

Twenty-four hours af­ter he was invited for ques­tioning by the Economic and Financial Crimes Com­mission (EFCC) over an al­leged involvement in the $2 billion arms procurement deal during the administra­tion of former president Goodluck Jonathan, Ray­mond Dokpesi, founder of Daar Communication, owners of Ray Power ra­dio network and Africa In­dependent Television, has opened up.

Dokpesi said the N2.1 bil­lion he got from the office of National Security Advis­er (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, was payment for media and political campaigns for the 2015 general election.

Dasuki was, on Tuesday, first arrested by the De­partment of State Services (DSS) before he was hand­ed over to the EFCC.

Mike Ozekhome, Dokpe­si’s counsel, told Premium Times his client told the EFCC he never did business with the NSA’s office.

Dokpesi, in a statement by his company on Wednes­day, explained he was in­vited by EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, to “shed more light on some pay­ments that were made to him through the office of the erstwhile NSA”.

Dokpesi explained that the N2.1 billion he collected was payment for publicity and media political cam­paigns during the 2015 polls.

He was, however, silent on why he received pay­ment for a political media campaign, which ordinar­ily should have been the prerogative of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

source: sunnewsonline.com

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