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How a failed Power system took the life of Keniebi Okoko

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Ijaw nation is seriously mourning the death of 42-year-old businessman, politician and philanthropist, Mr Keniebi Okoko who died in a Lagos hospital after a failed surgery.

The son of Prof Kimse Okoko – a former Pro Chancellor of the University of Uyo and ex-President, Ijaw National Congress (INC) – Keniebi Okoko, who was a governorship aspirant in the last election under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa, was confirmed dead in a private hospital, due to hypoxia, which is the absence of enough oxygen in the tissues to sustain bodily functions.

A doctor’s report showed the primary cause of death as hypoxia and secondary cause as cardiac arrest, following the failed procedure to remove excess fat from the deceased’s abdomen and breasts region.

The death certificate was issued by the Amethyst Health Care and Diagnostic Centre Limited, located in Lekki and was signed by Dr Benedict Olusola on behalf of the centre where Okoko, whose death seemed to have brought the entire Ijaw nation together in mourning Wednesday.

However, it was gathered that the surgery failed following an alleged power failure in the hospital, while the back up generator failed to start after the procedure was underway, leading to hypoxia and cardiac arrest.

The death of the Chief Executive Officer, KDI Engineering and several other business concerns spanning construction as well as oil and gas brought with it some drama as jubilation erupted in Port Harcourt and Yenagoa after he was reported to have been revived and was at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a development which was later found to be false.

Some of the early mourners of the late philanthropist who had many sons and daughters of the Niger Delta on scholarships all over the world, were former governor of Bayelsa state, Seriake Dickson, and the erstwhile Director General of the National Maritime Administration and Safety Agency(NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside.

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3 Comments

  1. This is quite unfortunate! May his soul rest in peace! But I’m shocked that this Benedict Olusola is still operating on people! He was banned from performing surgeries here in the U.S due to several cases of malpractice and for not being a licensed surgeon! The MD license he had was revoked in America! How do hospitals in Nigeria just allow any doctor to operate on their patients without proper background check? This is pure carelessness in the hand of a quack who is not licensed to perform surgery! So sad that this man just died in the hand of a greedy, desperate, untrained, and reckless quack who failed to ensure his patient gets enough oxygen during surgery. These are the US reject doctors who leave here and go to exploit unsuspecting people in Nigeria because of low standards there. The family should keep this quack behind bars.

  2. Debo Adebowale Reply

    If that is factual then Benedict Olusola must be brought to book . It’s true that when it’is time to go something must be wrong . Death is our inevitable end . May his philanthropical soul rest in peace. Adieu

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