Dokpesi Confirms Receiving N2.1billion From Ex-NSA Sambo Dasuki

Raymond Dokpesi, founder of Daar Communication, owners of Ray Power radio network and Africa Independent Television, has confirmed receiving the sum of N2.1 billion from the office of the National Security Adviser.

He however said the money was meant for payment of media and political campaign for the 2015 general election during the administration of Goodluck Jonathan.
According to the News, Dokpesi said he is innocent of alleged complicity in the fraud allegations against the ex-NSA.

Quoting a statement signed by the management of DAAR Communications Plc, the paper said Dokpesi explained that “around 2.00pm that day, the Ag. Chairman of the EFCC, Alhaji Ibrahim Magu, through a phone call, invited him to the Commission.”

On getting there, he was requested to, “shed more light on some payments that were made to him through the office of the erstwhile National Security Adviser to the former President, Malam Sambo Dasuki”.

“Dokpesi explained to the EFCC officials that the N2.1 billion that he collected from the former NSA was payment for for publicity and media political campaigns during the 2015 General Elections,” a part of the statement read.

“High Chief Aleogho Dokpesi made his statement on the various media exposures and campaign transactions which were dutifully carried out based essentially on contractual obligations/relationship.” However,

the statement did not explain why the office of the national security adviser was the one used for making campaign payments. It also did not explain the source of the money.

Following an interim report released by a presidential committee investigating arms procurement in the last administration, which revealed extra-judicial spending of up to N643.8 billion and a further $2.2 billion, the EFCC set up a special panel to probe how the monies were spent.

The Nigerian government has made high profile arrests in connection with alleged diversion of fund.

A former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, is among those arrested.

The investigation is still on-going and more senior officials in the last administration are expected to be quizzed on the disbursement and spending of the monies.

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