DAAR Communications Plc founder High Chief Raymond Dokpesi has been released after an “incident” led to his delay at London Heathrow Airport on Sunday 8th January 2022.

This was contained in a statement made available to The PUNCH on Monday morning by DAAR’s communications management.

Giving details of the incident, the statement said: “Dokpesi arrived via Frankfurt from Abuja on a Lufthansa Airlines flight and was invited off the plane, before other passengers disembarked.

“Dokpesi was delayed at the airport for a few hours before his passport was stamped and British immigration officials cleared him to enter the country.

“His visit to the UK is not unrelated to the invitation of the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, by the British government to share perspectives on issues related to the 2023 presidential election.

“The founder of the media is the Deputy Director General, Technical and Systems of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council.

“Chief Dokpesi wishes to thank everyone for their great love, prayers and support following the news of the incident and to ensure that he is safe and sound.”

The statement, however, did not give many details about the incident that led to its delay.

This comes shortly after Dokpesi was said to have been arrested at London airport.

An online newspaper, The Whistler, reported that Dokpesi was detained at Heathrow airport.

Following the report, The PUNCH contacted the Metropolitan Police for comment.

At the time of filing the report, Met Police had not yet responded to inquiries sent by our correspondent.

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