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N2.1 billion fraud: Dokpesi’s personal assistant exposes him in court

N2.1 billion fraud: Dokpesi’s personal assistant exposes him in court

Gabriel Agorye, the prosecution witness in the trial of former Chairman of DAAR Communication, Raymond Dokpesi, has opened up on how he withdrew N40 million from his First Bank account.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions, EFCC, had charged Dokpesi to a Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, over an alleged N2.1bn fraud.

Agorye, who is the 11th prosecution witness, said that he was Dokpesi’s personal assistant and ran errands for him.

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He was led in evidence by the prosecuting lawyer, Rotimi Jacobs.

The witness also said some monies were paid into his personal account which he withdrew and gave to Dokpesi.

The witness told the court that he did not know the source of the monies that he withdrew for Dokpesi’s from his account.

According to him, he did not know if the money was a proceed of an illegitimate transaction.

“I cannot say that the source of the money was illegitimate, and I do not know the uses to which the monies were put to,” the witness said.

The trial judge, John Tsoho, discharged the witness and adjourned the matter till February 6 and February 7 for continuation of the matter.

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