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Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Dokpesi Paid Wife Over N100m, Family Members, Others From N2.1bn NSA Fund – Witness

Dokpesi Paid Wife Over N100m, Family Members, Others From N2.1bn NSA Fund – Witness


A prosecution witness (pw12) Abubakar Aliyu, on Wednesday gave a vivid account of how Chief Raymond Dokpesi and his company, DAAR Investment Company Limited, disbursed funds from the N2.1billion received from the Office of the National Security Adviser.

Aliyu, an investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, said Dokpesi had claimed that he used substantial part of the funds to pay for resource persons used for the 2015 PDP Presidential campaign election.

But testifying, Aliyu, upon examination by the Prosecution Counsel, Oluwaleke Atolagbe, stated that the EFCC received payment instruments from banks, which they later compared with the first proposal submitted by Dokpesi.

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“Attached to the proposal, there was a list of transfers made to individuals and companies, which the 1st defendant (Dokpesi) claimed were the resource people and consultants he used in the media activities, the pW12 said.

“In the list of individuals claimed to be paid by Dokpesi, majority of them were discovered to be his staff and family members my lord”.

Among the beneficiaries are: “Oluwatosin, wife of the 1st defendant benefited over a N100 million, my lord,” Aliyu stated.

“On January 26, 2015, the sum of N100 million payment was made to Oluwatosin, wife of Dokpesi.

“Other payments were made to her amounting to over N100 million.

“Investigation was also extended to other beneficiaries; one Alhaji Abubakar Jijiwa, was contacted.

“He confirmed in his statement, my lord, that the N100 million given to him by the 1st defendant from the alleged funds was a soft loan, even though the 1st defendant said he was a resource person that benefited.

“One Timawus Matthias was paid about N20 million my lord, even though the 1st defendant claimed he was one of the resource persons.

“Investigation revealed that N8.1million of the amount was used for political campaign jingles for the PDP; N4.5million was also given to Timawus as long service staff and bonus given to him as accident money which he incurred during service.

“He is a staff of AIT in charge of Yola office. The sum of N4.3 million and N2.7 million, approximately N7million was used for extension and electricity installation in the AIT Zonal office Yola. N1.3 million was used to drill borehole in AIT office in Yola,” the witness revealed.

Other beneficiaries are; Gabriel Agorewe and Godson Osifo, all staff of the 1st and 2nd defendant.

“In the cause of investigation, based on documents submitted by the bank and 1st defendant, we discovered that the chairman of Trendyshade (pw9) Nig Ltd, one Mrs Bosede, confirmed that the fund (N46m in five places) was paid by the 1st defendant for jingles for Presidential campaign jingles of PDP.

“The total paid to the company was N230 million by the 2nd defendant on the instruction of the 1st defendant,” he explained.

“On 23 January 2015 (exhibit b) cash paid to Gabriel Agorewe, a staff of 1st and 2nd defendant was N40 million.

“Cash paid to Godfrey Osifo, also a staff of AIT was N30 million.

On January 27, 2015, Gilga Concepts, got N500 million.

“Hyundai Motors Nig Ltd had received N7.5 million; investigation revealed it was for a car purchased for one Mute, a staff of the 1st defendant.

After examination, Dokpesi’s Counsel, Kanu Agabi, asked for a date for cross-examination of PW12, which the Trial Judge, Justice John Tsoho fixed for fixed March 9.

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