A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted an application filed by the CEO DAAR Communications Raymond Dokpesi, requesting for leave to travel abroad for medical checkup.
The presiding judge,Justice John Tsoho, who granted the application filed by Dokpesi’s defence lawyer, Kanu Agabi, SAN, also granted the request for adjournment.
The judge later adjourned the matter till Jan. 21, Jan. 22 and Jan. 23 for the defence counsel to open their defence.
It was gathered that Dokpesi had urged the court in the application to order for the release of his international passports in custody of the deputy chief registrar of the Federal High Court, Abuja, to allow him travel to the American Hospital, Dubai; London Hospital in the UK and to Liberia to attend his honorary award by the Liberian government on Dec. 8.
It would be recalled that Dokpesi was being accused by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of receiving N2.1 billion from former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, in 2015.
The defendant had earlier been arraigned before the court on a six-count charge, when the seven amended charges were read to him, Dokpesi pleaded not guilty.