By Emmanuel Adeleke
The founder of DAAR Communications, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, has been released after he was detained at Heathrow Airport in London, on Sunday.
According to reports, Dokpesi was detained on Sunday by immigration officials after arriving Heathrow Airport on a Lufthansa Airlines flight from Frankfurt, Germany.
A statement issued by the management of Africa Independent Television (AIT) on Monday, said Dokpesi was released after being delayed for few hours.
“Dokpesi arrived via Frankfurt from Abuja on a Lufthansa airlines flight and was invited off the plane before other passengers were disembarked.
“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.
“His visit to the United Kingdom is not unconnected to the invitation of the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, by the British government to share perspectives on issues around the 2023 presidential elections.
“The media founder is the Deputy Director-General, Technical & Systems of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council.
“Chief Dokpesi wishes to thank all for their outpour of love, prayers and support following the news of the incident and to reassure that he is hale and hearty,” the statement read.
The statement, however, did not say anything on what led to his delay at the airport.