While the nation celebrate the ascension of a new king to the Nation’s no 1 seat, unfortunately, news of the death of another illustrious son of the land was broken. SecuredNaija news gathered that, High Chief Raymond Aleogho Anthony Dokpesi (Ezomo of Weppa-Wanno Kingdom) has passed away on May 29th, 2023. His death was announced through a Media Statement signed by the representative of the family, Raymond Dokpesi Junior.
High Chief Dokpesi, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many was a pioneer of Private TV station in Nigeria. . He 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 statement read in part.
His family thanked the general public for the outpouring of love and support during this difficult time while asking that you they should be remember in prayers as wthey mourn the loss of their patriarch. The family also ask that their privacy be respected based on the grieve going on in their hearts as a family.
The family will release further details on the funeral arrangements in due course, the statement concludes.
President Tinubu Mourns Dokpesi
In a statement from the Presidency on Monday evening, the president described the death of the media mogul as a huge loss to the Nigerian media industry and the country.
According to him, “the death of High Chief Raymond Dokpesi is a blow to the media industry where he has played pioneering roles in private broadcasting. His pacesetting investment in the industry is an inspiration to many who came after him. The history of the evolution of the Nigerian media industry will be incomplete without prominent mention of Dokpesi and his giant footprints on the media landscape.
“I express my sincere condolences to the management and staff of DAAR Communications and the family of the late media entrepreneur for this monumental loss,” he said.