Tears As AIT Founder, Raymond Dokpesi Is Buried In Edo State

By The Evangelist News Edition, Friday June 23, 2023. Admin.

Raymond Dokpesi, the late chairman of DAAR Communications, owners of Africa Independent Television (AIT) and RayPower FM has been buried.

He was buried on Thursday in his home town, Agenebode, Edo State amid tears

Family, friends, political associates and well-wishers were all in attendance.


A requiem mass was held before the interment at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Agenebode.

Among those who witnessed the interment were Osun State Governor Ademola Adeleke and media entrepreneur, Dele Momodu.

Recall, a service of songs was held at the deceased’s residence in Edo State on Wednesday.

The funeral commenced with a “day of tributes” on Monday at The Ballroom International Conference Centre in Abuja.

Among the dignitaries who attended it were former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate in Kogi State, Dino Melaye; Momodu; and Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki.

As of press time, guests were being hosted after the interment at St Peter’s Grammar School compound in Agenebode

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

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