The Court of Appeal in Abuja has dismissed an appeal by former chairman of Daar Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi, on alleged corruption charges valued at N2.1 billion.
In a lead judgment on Friday, a three-member panel of justices held that the appeals on no case submission were incompetent.
In the lead ruling by Justice Stephen Adah, the Court of Appeal also faulted the two notices of appeal jointly filed by both Dokpesi and Daar Investments on November 26 and 30, 2018, through their lawyer, Kanu Agabi (SAN).
The appellate court upheld her submission by prosecution counsel, Leke Atolagbe that criminal appeals are personal.
Dokpesi had challenged the judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja presided by Justice John Tsoho which dismissed his no case submission on the allegations of receiving the sum of N2.1bn from former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki knowing same to be a proceed of corruption.
But Dokpesi maintains that the funds were paid to the company for the publicity and AIT’s live coverage of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s presidential campaign tours in 2015.