Just In: AIT Owner, Raymond Dokpesi Released In London


Management of AIT, a Nigerian private television station, has said Raymond Dokpesi, founder of Daar Communications, had been released after his delay at Heathrow airport in United Kingdom.

NewsBeatng had reported that Dokpesi was detained by Immigration police after a trip from Frankfurt on a Lufthansa airlines flight that arrived in the UK.

“Dokpesi arrived via Frankfurt from Abuja on a Lufthansa airlines flight and was invited off the plane before other passengers were disembarked,” the management of the television station said in a statement on Monday.

“Dokpesi was delayed at the airport for some hours before his passport was stamped and he was cleared by British Immigration officials for entry into the country.”

The statement added that the Peoples’ Democratic Party Chieftain (PDP) made the London trip following the invitation of Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the party by the British government to share perspectives on issues around the next month’s presidential election in the country.

Dokpesi is the deputy director-general, of the technical and systems of the PDP presidential campaign council.


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