The Chairman of DAAR Communications, Raymond Dokpesi,
has said that the United States Government has revoked his
visa after he was accused of looting Nigeria’s treasury.
Dokpesi disclosed this in a suit he filed through his lawyer,
In the suit, he told the FCT High Court that the US embassy
in Nigeria notified him of the withdrawal of his visa on
He said the embassy told him it was withdrawn because the
federal government included his name on a ‘looters’ list’ it
purportedly submitted to it
Dokpesi was among the first list of looters released by the
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
Dokpesi is also standing trial for allegedly receiving N2.1
billion from the office of the national security adviser, ONSA.
Dokpesi dragged Mohammed to court on Monday over the
publication, seeking payment of N5billion damages for
“defamation of character.”
He said in the suit, “The defendants’ defamatory
publications are malicious and calculated to overreach and
prejudice my fair trial and for purposes of stampeding and
cowing the court to convict me at all cost by agreeing with
the defendants’ skewed position.”
Dokpesi further asked the court to compel Mohammed to
publish a retraction and an apology to him in various media
He also prayed for a perpetual injunction restraining the
defendants — including Abubakar Malami, attorney-general
of the federation — or their agents from further making “any
defamatory publication” against him, requesting N50million
as penalty for such.
No date has been fixed for hearing on the suit.