Court orders detention of Dokpesi in EFCC custody
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has again ordered the founder of DAAR communication Plc and owner of African Independent Television (AIT), Chief Raymond Dokpesi, to be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions (EFCC) till Monday, December 14 when ruling on his application for bail would be delivered.
Justice Gabriel Kolawale, who heard the motion for his bail on Thursday, said that the ruling could not be immediately delivered because the process filed by the Federal Government and Dokpesi’s lawyer were delivered to him on Wednesday in the open court.
Justice Kolawole said that he needed time to study the argument canvassed for and against in the bail application so as to arrive at a just conclusion in his ruling.
He subsequently ordered that the media guru be moved to the EFCC custody and must be produced on Monday by EFCC when the ruling in his bail application would be decided one way or the other.