…By Jack Sylva for TDPel Media.
Raymond Dokpesi, a prominent member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the founder of DAAR Communications plc, has sadly passed away.
The media mogul died at the age of 71 in a hospital located in Abuja.
His demise was confirmed by a family member to The Whistler.
The Stroke and Health Management:
According to a source within the family, who prefers to remain anonymous, Dokpesi had suffered a stroke shortly after observing the recent Ramadan fast.
He had been managing his health since then.
The family source revealed that Dokpesi had been undergoing occupational therapy to enhance his daily activities, engaging in workouts at the gym.
Tragic Electrocution Incident:
During one of his routine gym sessions, tragedy struck as Dokpesi was electrocuted while using one of the gym equipment.
The unfortunate incident resulted in a stroke and ultimately led to his untimely demise.
Pending Family Statement:
The family of Raymond Dokpesi is expected to issue an official statement soon, formally announcing his passing.
This statement will provide further details and updates regarding the circumstances surrounding his death.
In 2020, Raymond Dokpesi and his family members had faced a challenging battle with COVID-19.
They were admitted to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital after being diagnosed with the disease.
However, they were fortunate enough to overcome the illness and recover.
Legacy and Achievements:
Dokpesi’s notable contributions to the media industry include the founding of the African Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower FM.
Furthermore, he served as the Deputy Director-General of technical and systems for Atiku Abubakar’s Presidential Campaign Council, showcasing his involvement in political activities.
The passing of Raymond Dokpesi, a well-known media mogul and political figure, has saddened many.
As his family prepares to release an official statement, his legacy as the founder of AIT and Raypower FM, as well as his involvement in political campaigns, will be remembered.
The circumstances surrounding his death serve as a reminder of the fragile nature of life.