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).