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AIT founder Raymond Dokpesi dies of stroke at 72

High Chief Raymond Alegho Dokpesi, the founder of Daar Communications, owners of AIT and Raypower television and radio stations is dead.

Dokpesi, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain died in an undisclosed hospital at Abuja on Monday at the age of 72 after suffering stroke for some time.

The media mogul was said to have suffered a stroke shortly after the recent Ramadan fast and had been managing his health since.

The source further said Dokpesi was eventually placed on occupational therapy to improve his daily activities through walking out at the gym.

Unfortunately, during one of his routine gym exercises, Dokpesi was electrocuted while using one of the gym equipment, leading to stroke and his eventual death.

The Dokpesi family while confirming his death in a statement signed by his son Raymond Dokpesi (jnr) 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. 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.

May his soul rest in peace.”

Dokpesi was the deputy Director-General of technical and systems of Atiku Abubakar’s 2023 Presidential Campaign Council.

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