Buhari A Parasite, Contrbutes Nothing To The Economy Of Nigeria Says Raymond Dokpesi
The Chairman of DAAR Communications,owners of Raypower FM and Africa Independent Television Station, High Chief Ray Aleogho Dokpesi, yesterday described President Muhammad Buhari as ‘a parasite to Nigeria and as someone the who have never contributed any positive thing to the economy of Nigeria.
The business mogul was speaking to Punch Newspaper correspondent shortly after he was detained and released by the men of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS).
It would be recalled that on March 25, 2019, High Chief Dokpesi was arrested by NIS operatives and detained briefly following his arrival from Dubai where he went for a medical checkup.His passport was then also seized.And after he was released, DSS operatives on the same arrested took him into custody but later released again .
A livid Dokpesi accused President Buhari led administration of orchestrating these arrests in order to intimidate and with hunt opponents of the government especially members of the main opposition party the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and vowed that he won’t be broken or bow to any form intimidation .
“I can state categorically that this is the handiwork of the Buhari-led Federal Government. There is nothing I can do. I am in court already. I am a citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It is on my sweat that I go for treatment,” he was quoted to have said.
“Buhari, who says he is the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, unfortunately in the history of Nigeria, has been a parasite of Nigeria. He has never created any employment (opportunities).
“I have contributed to the growth and development of this country. The Federal Government is on an intimidation ploy and they are after everybody in the PDP. I’m undaunted. In fact, the more they do this, the more I’m defiant and the more I’m resolute to stand for the good of the ordinary people of Nigeria.”
He further gave an insight on what transpired between him and the security agencies
“On Monday, I received new information and in line with the normal process, I returned my passport to the federal high court since I travelled under a judicial approval or permission,” he said.
“So, I returned my passport that I have gone and came back and gave notice that I might have to go for a medical checkup.
“When I got the NIS letter yesterday, I replied that same yesterday, notifying them that I have returned the passport to the federal high court and that it has been duly acknowledged and added all the necessary information.”
Dokpesi said the officers who interrogated him, however, said the service had expected him to go to the court and obtained the passport with their letter of invitation.
“I got the passport from the federal high court and I have returned the passport to the court,” he said.
“If the immigration service requires my passport, then write directly to the federal high court and request for the passport.
“I stood my ground and said, well I am a Nigerian citizen, I have travelled out for my medical treatment, I voluntarily came back and have handed over my passport to the appropriate authority.
“They were telling me that passport was a property of the federal government and has a right to withdraw it at any time. ”
The business Mogul and his company have been in the eye of the storm shortly after President Buhari assumed power in 2015, with some of President’s aides banning AIT correspondents from Aso Rock and from covering the President’s itineraries, though the order was the ban was revoked.
In 2016, Dokpesi was arrested for alleged diversion of N2.1 billion he received from the office of the national security adviser (NSA) in the buildup to the 2015 election.He was in detention for close to two months before he was released on bail.
The case is still in court and Chief Dokpesi had always maintained his innocence vowing to sue the Federal Government after the conclusion of the trial.