One of the sons of Chief Lamidi Adedibu, the late strongman of Ibadan politics, Prof. Aderemi Adedibu, on Friday said Adijat, one of his sisters who died in the United States of America, did not die of coronavirus, as falsely reported, but cancer.
News went viral on social media recently that Adijat’s passage was connected to the deadly virus.
However, the don in a telephone interview with a journalist, dispelled the rumour as untrue, adding that she had been battling cancer for long.
According to him, the situation got worsened recently, leading to her death oveseas.
He disclosed that the family had learnt of the false report about the death of his sister, saying he would pursue to “a logical conclusion the source of the story linking the death of my sister to the coronavirus pandemic.”
He said the deceased would be buried on Saturday.
The younger Adedibu said the deceased was aged 71, adding that she battled with her health condition for more than six months before bowing to death on Thursday.
“My sister died from cancer at a US hospital on Thursday and not (as a result of) coronavirus pandemic as being insinuated. She was aged 71 and she suffered from cancer for more than six months before she was admitted into a hospital last month.
“She died in the hospital yesterday (Thursday). I will not be able to provide the information of her US address and the name of the hospital now. Please, note America does not bury without death certificate and she will be buried tomorrow by God’s grace,” he said in a WhatsApp message.