US Revokes Raymond Dokpesi’s Visa
Chairman of DAAR communications, Raymond Dokpesi, has said that the United States government has revoked his visa after he was accused of looting Nigeria’s treasury.
This is coming just after the Minister of information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, had listed Dokpesi, among other chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as those who looted public funds.
The media mogul is currently standing trial for allegedly receiving N2.1 billion from the office of the national security adviser (ONSA).
On Monday, Dokpesi dragged Mohammed to the FCT high court over the publication, seeking payment of N5billion damages for “defamation of character”.
In the suit filed by Mike Ozekhome, Dokpesi’s counsel, the PDP chieftain said the US embassy in Nigeria notified him of the withdrawal of his visa on March 16.
He said the embassy told him it was withdrawn because the federal government included his name on a ‘looters list’ it (the government) purportedly submitted to it.
There has been no official statement on when the federal government forwarded the list to the embassy.