The Management of Fresh FM Nigeria on Thursday announced that David Ajiboye, the manager attached to its Ado-Ekiti branch died of COVID-19.
The station had on Monday announced the sudden death of Ajiboye, saying that he died after a brief illness.
However, a statement by the station’s Spokesperson, Samson Akindele, on Thursday, said that the deceased died of COVID-19.
Akindele said the result was confirmed by the Virology Department, University of Ibadan (UI), in the University Teaching Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.
According to him, the body samples of the deceased were sent by the private hospital in Ibadan where he breathed his last and the outcome of the result confirmed that he was COVID-19 positive.
It read in part, “Earlier, David Ajiboye had been coughing with chest pains all through the last week in Ado-Ekiti.
“Preliminary medical care offered to him at four different private hospitals in Ado-Ekiti 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 Ado-Ekiti 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.”
Akindele added that contact-tracing had commenced by the COVID-19 Taskforces in Ekiti and Oyo 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.
“In obedience to Nigeria’s COVID-19 protocols, the burial of our departed colleague 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.“