The management of Fresh FM Nigeria has annouced that David Ajiboye, the Publicist to ace musician, Dr Yinka Ayefele, died of COVID-19 complications.
Recall that Ajiboye died on Sunday, August 8, at a hospital in Ibadan after a brief illness.
But a statement on Thursday evening by Samson Akindele, on behalf of Fresh FM management has now confirmed the cause of death.
“Sequel to the public notice we made on Monday August 8, 2021, announce the sudden death of our Station Manager at Fresh 106.9 FM, Adó – Èkìtì, Mr. David Ajíbóyè, we hereby notify the general public that our man has been confirmed to have died from Covid-19 complications.
“The real cause of the death has been made known by the Virology Department, University of Ibadan (UI), in the University Teaching Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.
“His body samples were sent by the private hospital in Ibadan where David breathed his last and the outcome of the result confirmed that he was COVID-19 positive.
“Earlier, David Ajíbóyè had been coughing with chest pains all through the last week in Adó – Èkìtì.
“Preliminary medical care offered to him at four different private hospitals in Adó – Èkìtì did not assuage his conditions, even though the initial Covid-19 test conducted on the samples obtained from him at a government – accredited facility in Adó – Èkìtì came out negative.
“To avail him better care and medical services, he arrived in Ibadan on Sunday August 8, 2021 and was admitted into a private hospital where he gave up the ghost shortly after a new set of medical treatments began,” the statement read.
According to the statement, contact – tracing has commenced, as being carried out by the COVID-19 Taskforces in Èkìtì and Ọ̀yọ́ States.
“This process was kick-started this morning (August 12, 2021) from our station, Fresh 106.9 FM, Adó – Èkìtì, with every staff member being tested.
“At the Ibadan end, testing and contact tracing are also ongoing from the hospital that received the late Ajíbóyè alive, the morgue attendants that received his body and members of his immediate and extended family who visited him at the holding hospital before his death,” it said.
It added that in obedience to Nigeria’s COVID-19 protocols, Ajiboye’s burial would be done immediately without any ceremony or gathering.
“Therefore, the interment would be handled by the COVID-19 Taskforce as a private affair.
“We ask for understanding from members of the public at this traumatic period as we mourn the passing of our friend and colleague.
“Your understanding and prayers will be highly appreciated,” the statement concluded.