Days after the chairman of DAAR Communications, Raymond Dokpesi Jnr, tested positive for coronavirus, his father and founder of DAAR Communications, Chief Raymond Dokpesi Snr and seven other members of his family, have all tested positive for the virus.
This was discovered after a test was conducted by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC on the Dokpesi family came out positive for eight members of the family
They have all been evacuated by the NCDC to the isolation centre at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada where his son is already receiving treatment
Reacting to the development, Dokpesi who spoke shortly after the arrival of the NCDC Ambulance, said he feels very well.
“I am quite ok, i feel very well”, he said, an indication that his condition is still asymptotic
A statement released on Friday by DAAR Communications 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.”
The senior management and members of staff who had been in close contact with the company’s index case have also been subjected to a test.
The entire DAAR headquarters building sitting aloft the Kpaduma hills in Asokoro District Of Abuja have since been fumigated.