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Dokpesi’s Trial Stalled Again

Raymond Dokpesi
Raymond Dokpesi

The trial of former Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi, before the federal high court in Abuja was again stalled on Wednesday as the prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, SAN, was absent.

Dokpesi was charged by the Economic and Financial crimes Commission, EFCC, with fraud to the tune of N2.1 billion.

When trial resumed on Wednesday, the defence counsel, Ifedayo Adedipe, told Justice James Tsoho that he had received a letter from Jacobs informing the defence of his inability to attend the hearing due to another case at the Appeal Court on the same day.

The prosecution pleaded for a long adjournment in order to enable the prosecution team prepare well for the case.

Justice Tsoho granted the plea and adjourned the case to October 19 for continuation of hearing.