Founder of DAAR Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi, has tested positive for coronavirus.
His wife, three children and four other members of his household also tested positive.
DAAR Communications Plc, owners of Raypower FM and Africa International Television (AIT), announced this in a statement on Friday.
According to the statement, the media mogul and members of his family were tested for COVID-19 after one of his sons, Raymond Dokpesi Jnr, was confirmed positive for the virus and admitted to an isolation centre last week
It, however, did not identify which of Dokpesi’s wives tested positive.
The statement 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.”