Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and founder of DAAR Communications plc, Raymond Dokpesi, has died at the age of 71.
He reportedly died in an Abuja hospital after a brief illness. According to a report in Punch the AIT boss suffered from stroke that occurred after the recent Ramadan fast.
A statement from the son, Raymond Dokpesi (Jnr), confirmed the incident. Dokpesi Jnr said the media entrepreneur will be deeply missed by the family.
The statement reads: “It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of High Chief Raymond Aleogho Anthony Dokpesi (Ezomo of Weppa-Wanno Kingdom) who passed away on May 29th, 2023. High Chief Dokpesi was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
“High Chief Dokpesi was also a respected and accomplished businessman, a pioneer in the media industry, and a philanthropist who dedicated his life to the service of his country and his community. His legacy will live on through the impact he made on the lives of many.
“The Dokpesi family is grateful for the outpouring of love and support during this difficult time. We ask that you keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we mourn the loss of our patriarch. We also ask for privacy during this time as we grieve together as a family.
“The family will release further details on the funeral arrangements in due course.”
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