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DR. RAYMOND DOKPESI & ANOR v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

(2020) JELR 91605 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/A/1114C/2018  •  3 Sep 2020  •  Nigeria

Coram
STEPHEN JONAH ADAH, JCA ABDU ABOKI, JCA MOHAMMED BABA IDRIS, JCA

Judgement

STEPHEN JONAH ADAH, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of the Federal High Court, Abuja, delivered on 21st November, 2018, Coram: J. T. Tsoho J., (now Chief Judge), in respect of a No-case Submission made by the appellants (herein) after the close of the Prosecution’s case.

The appellants were first arraigned on a Six Counts Charge dated and filed on 08/12/2015. Thereafter, the said Charge was amended by the extant Amended Charge of Seven Counts dated and filed on 09/05/2018, before the trial court.

The Amended Seven Counts Charge reads as follows:

Count 1:

That you DR. RAYMOND DOKPESI and DAAR INVESTMENT LIMITED AND HOLDING COMPANY LIMITED between 22nd January, 2015 and 19th March, 2015 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, directly took control of an aggregate sum of ₦2,120,000,000 (Two Billion, One Hundred and Twenty Million Naira) paid into the account of Daar Investment and Holding Company Limited with First Bank of Nige…

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