Chief Raymond Dokpesi, Founder of DAAR Communications and African Independent Television (AIT) is dead.
Dokpesi, who was a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), died at the age of 71 in Abuja.
His son, Raymond Dokpesi (JNR), announced the passing in a brief statement on Monday.
“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,” the statement reads.
“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.”
He added that more details on the funeral arrangements will be released in due course.