A Federal High Court in Abuja, Wednesday, adjourned the trial of former Chairman of Daar communications, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi till April 28 and 29, for allegedly benefiting from the money meant for arms purchase.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), had re-arraigned the Chairman emeritus of DAAR Communications Plc, Dokpesi, before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.
Dokpesi was initially arraigned before the court on December 9, 2015.
He is facing a six-count criminal charge. He was alleged to have received about N2.1billion from the office of the National Security Adviser for Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential media campaign.
According to the charge which was signed by the Deputy Director, Legal and Prosecution at the EFCC, Mr. Aliyu Yusuf, the fund was released to the accused person by the former NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki, rtd, between October 2014 and March 19, 2015.
Dasuki is also standing trial for allegedly sharing over $2.1m meant for arms procument to fight insurgencies in the north eastern part of the country, among prominent Nigerians.
The funds were allegedly transferred from an account the office of NSA operated with the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to a FirstBank of Nigeria Plc account owned by DAAR Investment and Holding Company Limited, which according to EFCC was outside what the money was meant for.