Media mogul and owner of Daar Communications, High Chief Raymond Alegho Dokpesi has been granted bail by a High Court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
Although, Dokpesi’s bail conditions were very stringent as the conditions put forward by the court was very strict. The Edo-born high-chief will be remanded in FCT Prisons Kuje until his bail applications are met.
According to the court ruling, Dokpesi can only released on the strength or release warrant signed by the judge, Justice Gabriel Kolawole.
The conditions for bail are N200 million each (N400m) by two sureties, the first surety must be a director of civil service or retired as such under pension. He must also present a letter by his boss to show same.
The second surety may be an independent entrepreneur but must present evidence of tax payments for the last three years. The sureties must also submit their passports to the court.
The judge also made an order that Dokpesi cannot be re-arrested by the EFCC without a written or strength from him. The judge added that if the agency needs Dokpesi for interrogation, he can only be invited between 10am to 6pm.Anything contrary to that will be an abuse of court orders.
The judge also affirmed that the sureties must also sign a means that if the accused jumps bail, they will stand in for him.
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