Emeritus Chairman of Daar Communications, High Chief Raymond Aleogho Dokpesi, and the MD of AIT, his wife, Dr. Tosin Dokpesi, on Saturday reportedly escaped death in the hands of suspected assassins, who killed his security detail, Sergeant Den Gaius.
According to a statement made available to Signal, an online medium, by the office of the Chairman of Daar Communications Plc, four suspected assassins driving a Honda car on Saturday morning at around 2.00am in front of Child Care and Awareness Clinic at No 7, Fez Street, Off Kumasi Crescent Wuse 2 Abuja, had shot to death Chief Dokpesi’s security detail, Sergeant Den Gaius of the FCT Police Command after they asked him where his principal was.
The statement reads: “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.”