Popular broadcaster, High Chief Raymond Aleogho Dokpesi, Chairman Emeritus of Daar Communications just two days ago barely escaped assassination attempt which took the life of his police detail.
High Chief Raymond Aleogho Dokpesi, Chairman Emeritus of Daar Communications
High Chief Raymond Aleogho Dokpesi, Chairman Emeritus of Daar Communications on Saturday barely escaped assassination attempt on his life. But his police detail, Sergeant Den Gaius of the FCT Police Command, was not so lucky as he was murdered in cold blood by the armed assailants.
According to a report by The Independent, the suspected assassins, numbering four were sighted in a Honda Accord car after they overtook the car thought to be conveying Dokpesi in front of Child Care and Awareness Clinic at No 7, Fez Street, Off Kumasi Crescent Wuse 2 Abuja at 2.30am on Saturday, June 4, 2016 and shot dead its occupants. But, Dokpesi was not in the car.
According to details made available by the office of the Chairman of Daar Communications Plc, it 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.”