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AIT founder, Dokpesi, detained at Abuja airport

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AIT founder, Dokpesi, detained at Abuja airport

Raymond Dokpesi, the founder of DAAR Communications, owners of African Independent television (AIT), was on Friday arrested at Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja.

Backstory: Dokpesi had just returned to the country after seeking medical treatment in Dubai, when he was picked up around 4 p.m.

AIT confirmed the arrest via its Twitter handle, saying no reason was given for the arrest.

A couple of hours later, AIT also sent out a series of tweets saying its founder had been released and still no reasons had been given for his arrest.

Dokpesi has been standing trial for his alleged involvement in the diversion of N2.1 billion security funds by Sambo Dasuki, the former National Security Adviser. It is uncertain if his detention on Friday had anything to do with the trial.

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