The founding father of a number one broadcasting group in Nigeria, Daar Communications, Raymond Dokpesi has been launched right now. His launch comes hours after he was allegedly arrested and delayed by Immigration officers at Heathrow Airport in London, after arriving on a Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt earlier this week.
Though the explanations for the arrest weren’t initially disclosed, stories say he had been invited to London by the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on the request of the British authorities to share views on points round Nigeria’s 2023 presidential election.
Dokpesi, who serves because the deputy director-general of the technical and techniques division of Atiku Abubakar’s presidential marketing campaign council, hails from Agenebode, Edo state. He started his media journey when he launched the nation’s first personal FM radio station in Nigeria, RayPower, and the First African Televised Station, Africa Impartial Tv in 1996.
Earlier than his journey into the media, Dr. Raymond Dokpesi began as the non-public assistant to one of many normal managers of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Alhaji Bamaga Tukur. After that, he labored within the Federal Ministry of Transport beneath Alhaji Umaru Dikko and Common Garba Wushishi, as a civil servant. His energetic service and relationship with Tukur and Late Moshood Abiola birthed the primary indigenous Delivery Line in Africa named African Ocean Strains (AOL).
Established within the Eighties, AOL shaped the idea for the Nigerian Delivery Trade because it shaped the idea for the introduction of the Nigerian Delivery Act Decree in 1986. The delivery line which didn’t operate for lengthy facilitated the 40:20:20 cargo-sharing method between developed and growing nations.
The media mogul has additionally been privileged to function a political marketing campaign supervisor for a number of political contenders. He was additionally the organizing committee chairman of the Folks’s Democratic Occasion nationwide convention in 2015. Stories have it that he contested for the PDP Nationwide Chairmanship place in 2017, however misplaced to Uche Secondus.
Recall that in 2015, Dokpesi and his firm, Daar Holding and Funding Restricted, have been named in a $2.1-billion cash laundering scheme linked to Sambo Dasuki, a retired Nigerian army officer and Former Nationwide Safety Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, by a Federal Excessive Courtroom sitting in Abuja.
After pleading not responsible to the costs levied in opposition to him and going by way of a number of courtroom proceedings, the Media mogul was acquitted of all laundering prices in 2021. Nonetheless, It isn’t clear if his current delay at Heathrow Airport is said to his earlier legal and corruption prices.