Raymond Dokpesi, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Daar Communications, owners of African Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower F.M has been arrested by security operatives on Friday, March 22nd.
Dokpesi was arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. He had just arrived from a medical trip to the United States.
AIT confirmed that Dokpesi has been arrested, according to an Immigrations officer who revealed that he is on the federal government’s watch list.
Dokpesi has been embroiled in a case with the EFCC over his involvement in a N2.1billion fraud. He allegedly received the money from the office of the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, between January and March 2015. The money was for a “purported contract on presidential media initiative”
The prosecution alleged that Dokpesi and his firm received the sum of N2.1bn from ONSA to prosecute the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s 2015 presidential media campaign.