The Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, has mourned the death of the founder and Chairman Emeritus, DAAR Communications, Raymond Alegho Dokpesi.
Dokpesi was reported to have died in the gym of his Abuja home on Monday. He was aged 71
Abiodun, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, described the death of the Edo State born media tycoon as a great shock.
He noted that the Dokpesi, who established the first thriving private television and radio stations – African Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower – was renowned for his passion for portraying the African continent via his media outfits.
Abiodun, who expressed his condolences to the immediate family of the deceased, said Dokpesi will be sorely missed, particularly in the field of politics.
He, however, prayed for the reposed of soul of the deceased and God to grant his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.