Videos of Bayelsa state politician and businessman, Keniebi Okoko, who died in a Lagos hospital Tuesday while undergoing a tummy tucking surgery have surfaced online.
REPORT AFRIQUE had broken the news late Tuesday of the death of Keniebi Okoko.
Rumours of his resurrection after being prayed for by his pastor, David Ibiyeomi of Salvation Ministries, surfaced online Wednesday morning leading to confusion over the earlier news of his death.
Conflicting online reports attribute his death to power failure while the surgery was going on but sources close to the family said he likely died from high blood pressure resulting from an overdose of anesthesia administered on him during the surgery.
One of the videos shows Keniebi’s lifeless body in a theatre with his body covered to the shoulders. The other video shows his corpse being removed from an ambulance and taken into the mortuary.
The videos put to rest the confusion surrounding the death of the late philanthropist and politician.
Ex – Governor Dickson, Pastor Ibiyeomi Condoles With Family
The former governor of bayelsa state, Serieke Dickson has condoled with the family of late Keniebi Okoko.
“My family and I are pained and I have made a lot of calls to our leaders. Everybody is pained and we should take it as bad as it is as what God has done. Nobody can question Him.” The governor said in his message to the family.
Honourable Dickson said this period of of COVID 19 was a particularly trying period for Bayelsa with the death of prominent politician George Fente, (still being mourned) and the loss of the wife of Senator Ben Murray Bruce to cancer in the US and the painful death of Okoko.
He called on Bayelsans and the Ijaw nation to give the requisite support to the Governor and his team during this challenging period of the COVID19 induced lockdown.
The former Governor also urged all Bayelsans and indeed the Ijaw nation to pray against a recurrence.
Also, Pastor Ibiyeomi, the senior pastor of Salvation Ministries Church, where Late Keniebi served as one of the pastors, has also paid a condolence visit to the bereaved family.