Chris Steven, Abuja
The Federal Government has dragged the owner of Daar Communications Plc, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, to court over allegations bothering on money laundering.
A six-count charge was filed against him for allegedly laundering N2.1 billion.
The charge was filed before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.
The funds were said to be meant for the purchase of arms.
The charge, which was filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the registry of the court, was marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/380/2015.
Joined with Dokpesi in the charge is Daar Holding and Investment Limited.
They were accused of violating the Money Laundering Act, the EFCC Act and the Public Procurement Act.
As at press time, the suit was yet to be assigned to any judge.
The EFCC had on December 1 arrested Dokpesi alongside a former National Security Adviser, retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki, over the same allegation.