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Media mogul Raymond Dokpesi laid to rest in Edo



The late media mogul Raymond Dokpesi has been buried in his home town of Agenebode, Edo State.

Dokepsi was buried on Thursday in the presence of his family, friends, political associates and well-wishers.

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.

Dokpesi’s body arrived Edo State for burial on Wednesday.

His body was driven around his Abuja residence for the last time on Tuesday night after a requiem mass at The Church of Assumption, Asokoro, Abuja.

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.

The late Dokpesi was a member of the defunct Atiku Abubakar presidential campaign council for the 2023 poll.

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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