Raymond Dokpesi, a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and founder of DAAR Communications plc, has died at the age of 71.
A family member confirmed this on Monday, saying the media mogul died at a hospital in Abuja.
According to the family source, who doesn’t want to be mentioned, Dokpesi suffered a stroke shortly after the recent Ramadan fast and has been managing his health since.
The family source added that Dokpesi was eventually placed on occupational therapy to improve his daily activities through walking to the gym.
The source said during one of his routine gym exercises, Dokpesi was electrocuted while using one of the gym’s equipment, leading to a stroke and his eventual death.
The Dokpesi family is expected to issue a statement on the development soon.
In 2020, Raymond Dokpesi and members of his family were hospitalised at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital after they were diagnosed with COVID-19. They, however, survived the disease.
Dokpesi founded African Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower FM and was the deputy director-general of technical and systems at Atiku Abubakar’s Presidential Campaign Council.
Raymond Dokpesi’s cause of death
Sources said he died after a brief illness; He suffered a stroke shortly after the 2023 Ramadan fast, and eventually died on May 29, 2023