A Federal High in Abuja yesterday ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to produce the former chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, in court on December 14, 2015 and show cause why he should not be granted conditional or unconditional bail by the court.
Dokpesi had being in the custody of the EFCC since December 1 when he reported at the headquarters of the EFCC following a telephone call to that effect, but was subsequently detained after several hours of unprepared interrogation over an alleged money laundering involving N2.1 billion.
Justice Kolawole, while ruling in an exparte motion argued by Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) ordered that EFCC should be put on notice and to appear on December 14 with the detained former boss of DAAR Communications.
In the exparte application filed on on December 3, Ozekhome prayed the court for an order to compel EFCC to produce Dokpesi, who is presently in its custody as well as that Dokpesibe granted bail on self recognisance or liberal terms pending his formal arraignment by the anti-graft agency.
The grounds of the exparte motion, among others, were that Dokpesi had been detained for more than 48 hours without filing any criminal charge against him as required by law.
Other motion is that the offences alleged against Dokpesi are bailable, adding also that Dokpesi has no reason or any likelihood to jump bail, escape justice or interfere with witnesses.
Nigerian Pilot Saturday recalled that Dokpesi was arrested and detained in connection with money disbursed from the office of the former National Security Adviser (NSA), SamboDasuki (rtd).

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