The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, has discharged and acquitted the Chairman Emeritus of DAAR Communications PLC, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi on the allegation of N2.1 Billion fraud Case.
The court made the declaration today, Thursday April 1, 2021, while ruling on the “No Case Submission” filed by High Chief Dokpesi.
The three man justices of the Appeal Court unanimously discharged the accused, saying that the prosecutor (EFCC/Federal Government of Nigeria) could not prove a case of money laundering and criminal conspiracy against the accused.
mic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had called 13 witnesses in the course of trail.
On November 21, 2018, John Tsoho, trial judge, had struck out Dokpesi’s no-case submission and ordered him to open his defence.
Agrieved, Dokpesi approched the court of appeal seeking to upturn the trial court’s decision.
Delivering judgment in the appeal on Thursday, Elfrieda Williams-Dawodu, justice of the appellate court, held that the prosecution failed to establish a prima facie case against the appellants.