AIT, Raypower faces Presidential intimidation-Dokpesi

Chief Raymond Dokpesi

Chief Raymond Dokpesi, Founder and Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, alleges that its subsidiaries, Africa Independent Television and Raypower FM, are being victimised by the National Broadcasting Commission on directives from the Presidency.

Dokpesi, during a press conference at the company’s corporate headquarters in Abuja spoke to journalists and said that he had received reports of several media personalities under AIT been trailed by unidentified gunmen while exiting the office premises.

According to him, the perimeter fencing of the DAAR headquarters was also demolished by the Federal Capital Development Agency, exposing the property to external attacks.

Dokpesi further said that the NBC had imposed several fines on AIT and Raypower for its political commentaries, despite the use of editorials and commentaries by media organisations as a standard feature to communicate their positions on issues of public interest.