Dr. Raymond Dokpesi, the renowned founder of DAAR Communications plc and a prominent member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has sadly passed away at the age of 71. The news was confirmed by a family member on Monday, revealing that the media mogul breathed his last at a hospital in Abuja.
The family source, who preferred to remain anonymous, shared that Dokpesi had experienced a stroke shortly after the conclusion of the recent Ramadan fast and had been diligently managing his health ever since. In an effort to regain his mobility and enhance his daily activities, Dokpesi had been undergoing occupational therapy, including regular gym sessions.
Tragically, during one of his routine workouts, Dokpesi suffered an accidental electrocution while using a piece of gym equipment. This incident resulted in a stroke, ultimately leading to his untimely demise.
The Dokpesi family is expected to release an official statement regarding this unfortunate event in the near future. Their bereavement is a tremendous loss not only to the family but also to the media industry and the political landscape of Nigeria.
In 2020, Raymond Dokpesi and several members of his family had battled and survived COVID-19. They were admitted to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital for treatment, but thankfully, they managed to overcome the disease.
Dr. Raymond Dokpesi’s impactful contributions to the media landscape are immeasurable. He was the visionary behind the establishment of African Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower FM. Furthermore, his expertise extended to the realm of politics, as he served as the Deputy Director-General of Technical and Systems for Atiku Abubakar’s Presidential Campaign Council.
The passing of Dr. Raymond Dokpesi leaves a void that will be deeply felt by all those who knew him and by the industries he revolutionized. His legacy will continue to inspire generations to come. May his soul rest in eternal peace.