Friday, June 24, 2022

Raymond Dokpesi’s U.S. Visa Revoked Over Looters List

The US travel Visa of PDP chieftain and owner of a television station, AIT, Raymond Dokpesi, has been revoked. This is following the inclusion of his name in the Federal government’s looters list.

According to Dokpesi, the Federal government after releasing the looters’ list, wrote to the US Embassy in Nigeria for his visa to be revoked, a request the embassy granted. The embassy in a letter dated March 16th, notified him of their decision to revoke his visa.

Dokpesi who is standing trial for allegedly receiving N2.2 billion from the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, has dragged the Federal government to court over the inclusion of his name in the looters list.

Dokpesi who is asking for N5 billion in damages, says the publication of his name as a looter was malicious since he has not been convicted by any court of competent jurisdiction.

The PDP chieftain in the suit filed by his counsel Mike Ozekhome before the Federal High Court Abuja, asked the court to compel the Federal government to issue a retraction and an apology to him which must be published both in the social media and in newspaper and televisions stations.

Dokpesi is also praying for a perpetual injunction restraining the defendants or their agents from further making any defamatory publications against him, and N50million as cost of the action.

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