Dokpesi: N2.1bn Was For Media Political Campaigns and Not Arms Purchase

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By Ayeotan Shola

In an attempt to save face, The Daar Communication (Ray Power and AIT) founder, High Chief Aleogho Dokpesi has added a new twist to the whole plot surrounding the Arms purchase scam.

He explained what transpired on Tuesday 1 December 2015 when the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) invited him.

According to a statement released by the management of DAAR Communications Plc, he revealed that at exactly 2.00pm yesterday, the Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Alhaji Ibrahim Magu, called him with an invitation to appear at the Commission.

On getting there, he was requested to, “shed more light on some payments that were made to him through the office of the erstwhile National Security Adviser to the former President, Malam Sambo Dasuki.”

Dokpesi explained to the EFCC officials that the N2.1 billion that he collected from the former NSA  was payment for  for publicity and media political campaigns during the 2015 General Elections.”

High Chief Aleogho Dokpesi “made his statement on the various media exposures and campaign transactions which were dutifully carried out based essentially on contractual obligations/relationship.”

The statement however did not explain how the office of the National Security Adviser became the cashier office for the payment of campaign expenses and the source of the money.

A special panel  and the EFCC are probing how trillions of naira budgeted for defence were spent in the last eight years. An interim report by the panel already reported phoney contracts in excess of $2 billion.

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