Why I Saved Late Dokpesi’s Abuja Mansion Despite Political Differences-Wike

Minister for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike has explained why he helped save the Abuja residence of the late founder of DAAR Communications, Dr. Raymond Dokpesi.

Wike told journalists in Abuja that he upheld the law and did not allow his political disagreement with Dokpesi to make him overlook the unlawful blasting of rocks near the late business mogul’s home.

He said: “The founder of AIT, the late Dolpesi, you know, was not on good terms politically before he died. But two to three nights ago, his Children came to me and I said look, even though your dad and I were not good politically. I cannot allow this to happen to you people.”

“I called the director of land, called the ES FCDA, called the Director, Urban and Rural planning and said let me go and visit the place. That was on Thursday. I saw houses on top while they were blasting the rock.”

“I said, What is this? Director, you people allocated this rock to people? I said, something must be wrong with you people. Go and get me a memo, I’m going to sign it now.”

“And I cancelled that allocation, this is wickedness. I told Dokpesi’s children, bring your papers, because what is wrong is wrong”.

He continued: “The children were shocked. Why do I have to, you’ve seen what is wrong but simply because you don’t have a good relationship you visit the sin of parents on the children.”

“Everybody knows my position that politically I wasn’t in a good relationship with their father. But is that why I should continue when the man in question is not alive?”

“I said, ‘take back your property. I told them, go and withdraw the matter from court. I can’t be here and watch such things happen”.

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