Chief Raymond Dokpesi
Reports reaching us confirm that Emeritus Chairman of Daar Communications, Chief Raymond Aleogho Dokpesi narrowly escaped death in an assassination attempt on Saturday.
A police detail attached to the High Chief, Sergeant Den Gaius of the FCT Police Command, was however, killed by the armed men.
According to available report, the suspected assassins, who were about four in number were reportedly seen in a Honda Accord car.
Details released by the office on the attempt on Mrs Dokpesi’s life said, “The Managing Director of Africa Independent Television, Dr Mrs Oluwatosin Dokpesi who had arrived from Lagos complained of serious stomach cramps and was rushed to the Child Care and Awareness hospital in Wuse 2.
“She was accompanied by her cousin, Ms Abolore Sode and an aide, Ms Aisha Adamu.
“They were escorted by the deceased sergeant. They were trailed by the Honda Accord and as soon as Mrs Dokpesi alighted from the car and entered the hospital, the assailants attacked them.
“They were asking the driver and sergeant about Mrs Dokpesi’s whereabouts. They collected the handset of the driver and shot the sergeant thrice and made away with the AK47 of the sergeant.
“They did not go with the Prado vehicle No APP 577DK nor did they collect any items.
“The driver said that the assailants said in Hausa that ‘He is not there. Bastard! We will still get him.’ They shot thrice at the sergeant and sped off. He died on the spot.”
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