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Keshi didn’t die of heart attack, only autopsy will determine cause of death – Family


Stephen Keshi’s family, Rickey Aburime, has dismissed report that the former Super Eagles captain and coach died of heart attack, Daily Post  NG has reported.

In a statement in Benin, the Edo State capital, Aburime said only a toxicological autopsy will determine the actual cause of Keshi.

He said the former Super Eagles captain popularly called, “big boss” was meeting with friends at his Benin City resident when he suddenly fell sick.

According to Aburime, it took less than 15 minutes to rush Keshi to Faith Mediplex hospital in Benin but he gave up the ghost upon arrival at the hospital.

He said, “All of a sudden, they noticed his countenance changed and he was not okay. The person with him called Ebuka and they rushed him to the hospital. He was dead by the time they got to the hospital. A nurse that checked him said there was no pulse. Doctors later confirmed him dead.

“After the confirmation, as he was not a patient of the hospital, they could not write any report or present any death certificate. They said we must bring the police report and the police came to inspect the body. I am about to take the corpse to Stella Obasanjo hospital pending the autopsy which the family want to do. Dr. Wilson Akhiwu will conduct the autopsy.

“There is no official statement as to the cause of death. There will be no embalming. It was sudden and we don’t want anybody to speculate. There was no sign of ill health and Keshi has not complained of any recently.”

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