Tunde Onishola, the elder brother of late veteran Nollywood actress, Folakemi Aremu, (Orisabunmi) has refuted the report that his father and his siblings died of COVID-19 complications.
Onishola, son to late Kwara Falcons Basketball Club Technical Director, Steve Onishola, disclosed this while speaking to newsmen on Tuesday in Ilorin saying the multiple deaths in the family were “just a coincidence’’.
Onishola, who is a nephew to the actress, disclosed that neither his father, Steve Orisabunmi and his younger sister, Janet Ademola died of COVID-19 related circumstances.
Recall that Onishola died in Ilorin on Thursday January 7 just 24 hours after his younger sister, Folake Aremu (Orisabunmi). Their younger sister, Mrs Janet Ademola, passed on, on January 9.
Talking about the deaths, Onishola said: “It is not true that my father, late Nollywood actress, Orisabunmi and their younger sister, Janet Onishola, died of COVID-19 complications.
“My dad has been on admission since last year and he was diagnosed for another thing entirely.
“It has nothing to do with COVID-19 at all.
“Basketballers are aware, they came visiting, I was with him for a month at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), taking care of him.
“Leave them to be saying their rubbish, how many people will I explain this to, do you know where those things have gotten to?’’