Chairman and founder of Daar Communications Plc, owners of Raypower FM and Africa International Television (AIT), Chief Raymond Dokpesi, has tested positive for COVID-19.
The test for the lethal virus also returned positive for his wife, three children and four other relations.
It would be recalled that Dokpesi Jnr, Chairman of AIT had also tested positive to the virus confirmed and is currently admitted to Isolation Centre.
With no Travel History, AIT Boss Dokpesi Jnr Tests Positive For Coronavirus
Report gathered says the test on his father and other family members was part of contact tracing efforts to know the status of those he had been in contact with.
A DAAR’s statement on Friday evening reads: “Following the test that was carried out on our Chairman- Chief Raymond Dokpesi Jnr on Thursday April 23, 2020 by the NCDC which eventually proved positive and his subsequent admission into the isolation centre on Friday April 24, 2020; we wish to state that in conformity with the Federal Government protocol on the COVID 19 administration and management, his entire household and those that had contacts with him were subsequently subjected to the test and with so much emotional pains, we hereby announce that the under listed have equally been confirmed positive:
1) “High chief Aleogho Dokpesi (His Father/ Founder DAAR Communications PLC)
2) Our Chairman’s wife
3) His 3 Children
4) some Relatives
A total of 8. They are all presently on their way to the Federal Government isolation centre at Gwagwalada in Abuja.
“The Board, Management and the entire staff wish them their prayers and the grace of the good Lord for speedy recovery from the COVID 19 pandemic.”