Nigerian Politician and founder of DAAR Communications, Raymond Dokpesi is dead.
The sad news of his demise was shared by family sources.
According to the sources, Raymond Dokpesi suffered a stroke shortly after the recent Ramadan fast.
The sources revealed that Dokpesi was placed on occupational therapy to improve his daily activities by working out at the gym.
However, he was electrocuted while using one of the gym equipment and this led to him suffering a stroke which eventually claimed his life.
It was gathered that he died in an Abuja hospital where he was receiving medical attention.
Confirming the news, the deceased’s son, Raymond Dokpesi, Jnr, wrote in a statement;
“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, who was a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic People, PDP, was born on October 25th 1951 and hailed from Edo state, Nigeria.
May his soul rest in peace, Amen.