Raymond Dokpesi asks AIT to stop airing footage of son’s COVID-19 experience


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Raymond Dokpesi, Founder of DAAR communications has asked African Independent Television (AIT) to stop airing footage of his son’s COVID-19 experience.


It would be recalled that Dokpesi’s  his son, Raymond Dokpesi (Jnr) told Nigerians that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) did not give the Dokpesi family documentary evidence after they tested positive to Coronavirus.


These remarks have generated online controversy among citizens who found the situation suspicious.


Criticisms have greeted the issue with many saying the DAAR Founder should have directed his grievances to the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 instead of creating doubts in the minds of the public.


Agreeing with critics, Dokpesi wrote to AIT to stop airing the controversial footage.

This was contained in a memo addressed to top officials of the TV station.

“I write to kindly request you to discontinue referencing the comments and views expressed by both the founder – high chief Engr. A.A Dokpesi, OFR and the chairman – chief Raymond Paul Dokpesi Jnr in all your news bulletins and in fact bring them down from all your official websites for now,”


“Very senior citizens and elders have argued and [i] agree with them that I should have addressed a private letter to the PTF and the presidency rather than cast aspersions on their methods thereby creating doubt in the minds of the public. I also agreed to an immediate truce.


“We must never be construed to be using ownership of the platform to promoting our personal agenda or settling some scores with perceived opponents.”


He told the staff to leave the fight for another day but keep all the original recordings.

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“I thank you all for your support and loyalty, but like gallant soldiers, let us leave this fight for another day. Kindly keep all the original footages,”

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