Raymond Dokpesi, the esteemed founder of DAAR Communications, which owns Africa Independent Television and Raypower FM, passed away on Monday morning in Abuja at the age of 71. According to a source from Peoples Gazette, Mr. Dokpesi tragically lost his life while exercising on the treadmill at his residence.
Confirming this unfortunate incident, Raymond Dokpesi Jnr., the son of the late media mogul, issued a statement on Monday. He expressed deep sorrow and conveyed the following message:
“With profound sadness and heavy hearts, we share the news of the passing of High Chief Raymond Aleogho Anthony Dokpesi (Ezomo of Weppa-Wanno Kingdom) on May 29th, 2023. High Chief Dokpesi was a beloved figure—husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. His absence will be profoundly felt by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him.”
During this challenging time, the Dokpesi family appreciates the overwhelming love and support they have received. They humbly request that their privacy be respected as they mourn the loss of their patriarch and unite as a family.
High Chief Dokpesi was an esteemed and accomplished businessman, a trailblazer in the media industry, and a dedicated philanthropist who devoted his life to serving both his nation and community. His remarkable legacy will endure through the indelible impact he made on countless lives.
Further information regarding funeral arrangements will be announced by the family in due course.