Chief Raymond Dokpesi, the founder and Chairman of Daar Communications, owners of AIT and Ray Power FM, is dead.
He died at the age of 71 after he reportedly fell to stroke some weeks ago. Dokpesi was said to be receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Abuja before his passage.
The son of the late media mogul, Mr. Raymond Dokpesi Jnr. confirmed the passage of the politician in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja.
According to the statement, “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.”