Tunde Onishola the nephew to late Nollywood actress Folakemi Aremu aka Orisabunmi has discredited the rumour that the actress and her siblings died from COVID-19 complications.
Mr Onishola son of the late Kwara Falcons Basketball Club technical director Steve Onishola told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Ilorin that the multiple deaths were “just a coincidence’’.
He said that neither his father Steve nor Orisabunmi nor her younger sister Janet Ademola died from the disease.
Onishola died in Ilorin on January 7 barely 24 hours after Orisabunmi died. Janet followed on January 9.
“It is not true that my father, late Nollywood actress, Orisabunmi and their younger sister, Janet died of COVID-19 complications,” he said.
“My dad has been on admission since last year and he was diagnosed for another thing entirely. It has nothing to do with COVID-19 at all.
“Basketballers are aware, they came visiting, I was with him for a month at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), taking care of him.”
Onishola said Janet had been battling with high blood pressure for a long time.
“I think the shock was too strong for her, she has been managing BP (high blood pressure) for long,” he said.
Onishola added that he takes solace in the fact that his father lived a worthy life because he touched many positively within the basketball circle and beyond.