The ongoing trial of high chief Raymond dokpesi has been adjourned

At the resumed trial on Wednesday, counsel to Dokpesi, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), asked the court for an adjournment to enable him subpoena documents from the presidency and some ministries.

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The ongoing trial of chairman emeritus of DAAR Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi at the Federal High Court Abuja has again been adjourned till May 14.

The adjournment was to enable the defendant to produce more documents in his defence.

At the resumed trial on Wednesday, counsel to Dokpesi, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), asked the court for an adjournment to enable him subpoena documents from the presidency and some ministries.

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According to Ozekhome, the legal team had previously written letters to the concerned offices but they had failed to honour the letters.

He said following their failure to respond to their letters, they had to subpoena them in order to get the certified true copies of documents he needed to defend his client.

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Some of the offices mentioned included the presidency, the ministry of information and culture and the office of the secretary to the government of the federation among others.

But countering the application for an adjournment, the prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN) said no sufficient reason had been given for an adjournment.

Jacobs argued that if such documents were really important in the defendant’s defence, the defence team should subpoena them or summon the offices to give evidence.

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The trial judge, Justice John Tsoho, therefore, adjourned the matter until May 14 and May 15 to enable the defendant acquire the certified true copies of the documents to aid in defending his case.

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