Despite rumors swirling on the Internet that Ikemba Odumegwu-Ojukwu has died in a London hospital, Saharareporters has ascertained from his direct family as well as sources within the hospital that the former Biafran leader remains alive.
In a telephone interview, Okigbo Odumegwu-Ojukwu, one of Ikemba’s children, stated, “It is not true that my father died.” Mr. Okigbo Odumegwu-Ojukwu resides in London and is constantly in touch with the hospital personnel caring for his father.
Saharareporters also spoke to a UK-based medical doctor involved in Ikemba Ojukwu’s care – and he also debunked the rumor of Chief Ojukwu’s death.
Saharareporters has detailed that Dim Ojukwu, a former presidential candidate, is critically ill in a London hospital.
In recent days, Governor Peter Obi of Anambra had used several newspapers and websites to create the impression that Ikemba’s condition had improved. However, several sources have confirmed that the ailing leader’s condition remains bad. Our sources revealed that Governor Obi’s primary concern since Chief Ojukwu was flown into London has been to cut medical costs. The governor’s decision to prematurely move Dim Ojukwu from a hospital to a rehab home may have caused the deterioration in the patient’s condition. Ikemba Ojukwu contracted pneumonia in the rehab home and had to rush back to a hospital.