Founder of DAAR Communications and African Independent Television (AIT), High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, has died at the age of 71.
His son, Raymond Dokpesi Jr., confirmed the news in a statement on Monday, May 29, 2023.
“High Chief Dokpesi was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him,” Dokpesi said.
“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.”
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He said the 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,” Dokpesi said.
“The family will release further details on the funeral arrangements in due course.”