Dasukigate: How Dokpesi spent millions on generators, security doors, transformer – EFCC witness alleges
The Administrative Manager of Mikano International Ltd, Abuja Branch, Mr. Peter Imoekor, on Thursday told an Abuja Federal High Court of how the founder of the Daar Communications ltd, Raymond Dokpesi spent millions of naira on generators, security doors and transformer.
Imoekor told the court that the items were delivered to Dokpesi’s houses in Lagos and Agenebode, Edo State, as well his offices at different times.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is prosecuting Dokpesi alongside his company on six counts bordering on the sum of N2.1bn which they allegedly received in tranches from the Office of the National Security Adviser between January and March 2015.
EFCC claimed that Dokepsi and Daar Investments were said to have received the sum of N2.12bn from ONSA then headed by Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), as payment for a “purported contract on presidential media initiative”.
Led by the prosecuting counsel, Oluwaleke Atolagbe Imoekor, told the court that he was invited by the EFCC in February 2016 “to clarify” some transactions which Mikano had with Dokpesi and Daar Communications Plc.
According to Imoekor, “The transaction was in respect of four units of 140KVA Basic (open type). Each costs N3.5m and they all totalled N14m.
“Daar made payment for all. The payment was made in two tranches of N7m each through First Bank drafts.
“On March 19, 2015, they came to exchange three of the ‘Basic’ generators with soundproof type and paid the difference of N6, 350,000 through UBA Plc.
“Then on March 30, 2015, delivery was made. We delivered them to Sokoto and Gusau, capital of Zamfara State.
“In the same March, they made a request for the purchase of two units of 200KVA basic generator and payment of N11,657,240 was made through transfer and delivery was made to his (Dokpesi’s) house in Otuake Quarters, Agenebode in Edo State.
“In August 2015 payment for 500KVA electric transformer was made.
“The amount paid was in cash. It was N3,073,200.
“This time the receipt was issued in his name, that is, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi’s name.
“Then a memo was issued to the head office of Mikano International Limited for delivery in Agenebode Edo State. It was subsequently delivered.”
Imoekor also disclosed that the instructions for the transactions from Dokpesi were done through officials of Daar Communications.
“They were mostly carried out by the officials of Daar Communications,” Imoekor added.
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