Family announces funeral Plans for Raymond Dokpesi


The Family of late media mogul, Raymond Dokpesi, has announced that he will be buried at his residence in Edo State on June 22.

The funeral plans, announced on Wednesday, reveal that a “day of tributes” will commence on June 19 at The Ballroom International Conference Centre in Abuja.

A requiem mass has been scheduled for June 20 at The Church of Assumption, Asokoro, Abuja. On June 21, a service of songs will be held in the deceased’s residence in Edo State.

A second requiem mass will be held on June 22 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Agenebode, Edo State, followed by a reception for guests after the burial on the same day at St Peter’s Grammar School compound in Agenebode.

Dokpesi, the chairman of DAAR Communications which owns Africa Independent Television (AIT) and RayPower FM, died on May 29 at the age of 71, just weeks after reportedly suffering from a stroke.

A statement released by the company’s group managing director, Tony Akiotu, hours after his death, indicated that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) figure fell while on his treadmill during a routine gym exercise. The statement also revealed that he had been ill in the last few weeks and was recovering.

Dokpesi Jr, his son, had earlier described the deceased as a “beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend” who “will be deeply missed by all who knew him.”


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