Dokpesi DAAR chairman says $2.1 billion arms purchase scandal is false

Dokpesi admitted receiving the sum of N2.1 billion from the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

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The chairman of DAAR Communications PLC, Chief Raymond Dokpesi has described as false the $2.1b arms purchase scandal probe.

He said “I must hasten to assure you that there is nothing like the much flaunted $2.1 billion armsgate. The competent courts of our land would sooner or later prove this coinage aimed at decimating the leadership and membership of our great party to be nothing but a hoax.”

Dokpesi also said “Some of us are reminded of the events of 1984/85 which by any stretch of comparison are similar to the unfolding events of today. As I have said not too long ago, we must stand resolutely united especially in the face of this momentary political adversity. For one thing, I say again that the PDP is not dead, is not dying and will not die.”

The media mogul, who was released recently from Kuje Prison, after meeting his bail conditions, also said “We may be harassed, we may even be bent, but we are resolute and will not be broken. Even as I speak, the relentless pursuit of our members across the country is being intensified and I can say with some measure of certainty that a lot more lie in stock for the PDP and its members.”

You will recall that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested the AIT boss in connection with the alleged looting of $2 billion in funds meant for the procurement of arms for Nigeria’s military.

Dokpesi also admitted receiving the sum of N2.1 billion from the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

He said the money was for publicity and media political campaigns during the 2015 General Elections.

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