The Chairman Emeritus and founder of DAAR Communications Ltd. Chief Raymond Aleogho Dokpesi, his wife Tosin Dokpesi, daughter in-law along with five members of his family have tested positive for Coronavirus.
This latest news follows that of the son of the founder, Raymond Dokpesi Jnr who tested positive for the virus.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has confirmed that eight members of the Dokpesi family came out positive after conducting test on them
All of them have been evacuated by the NCDC to the isolation centre at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada where Dokpesi’s son is currently receiving treatment
Speaking on the development shortly after arriving in the NCDC Ambulance, Dokpesi said he feels very well.
“I am quite ok, I feel very well”, an indication that his condition is still asymptotic
On Monday, his son, Raymond Jnr, tested positive for the virus and has been sent to the Isolation center in Abuja. Contact tracing immediately commenced with his family members including his father, High Chief Dokpesi and members of his household.
The test was later extended to senior management and members of staff who had been in close contact with the company’s index case.
The entire DAAR headquarters building sitting aloft the Kpaduma hills in Asokoro District Of Abuja have since been fumigated.
Read below a statement released by the management of DAAR company.
DOKPESI, WIFE, 6 FAMILY MEMBERS TEST POSITIVE POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS
The COVID 19 Test in our Organization`s Corporate Headquarters in Abuja
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 (Tosin Dokpesi)
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.
Daar Communications plc