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Hours After Backing Tinubu 2023, Court Orders EFCC to Remove Dokpesi Name From Watchlist


The Federal High Court Abuja has today Monday 11th October 2021, ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to delist Nigerian media entrepreneur and founder of African Independent Television (AIT) in person of Chief Raymond Anthony Aleogho Dokpesi from its watch list.

Ruling on Dokpesi case ealier today, Chief Justice John Tsoho held that the defendant have no criminal charges or allegations currently raised against him and as such, his name should be removed from EFCC watch list with immediate effect failure of which will amount to contempt of court.

Justice John Tsoho ruling was based on an application filed on behalf of Chief Raymond Dokpesi by his counsel, Kanu Agabi.

High Court’s judgement follows the judgement of Court of Appeal Abuja in April, where the court dismissed the seven count charges bordering on money laundering filed against Dokpesi by EFCC thereby, voiding the N2.1 billion money laundering charges against him.

Recall that few days ago, Chief Raymond Dokpesi throw his weight behind Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s presidential aspirations saying his decision is base on their friendship.

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