The founder of DAAR Communications, proprietors of Africa Independent Television and Raypower FM, Raymond Dokpesi has died.
NewsEdge reports that the media mogul died on Monday morning in Abuja. He was 71.
He reportedly died while exercising on the treadmill in his home.
His son, Raymond Dokpesi Jnr., confirmed the development in a statement on Monday.
He wrote: “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.
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“He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. 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.
“High Chief Dokpesi was 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 family will release further details on the funeral arrangements in due course. May his soul rest in peace.”