The family of the late Nollywood actress, Mrs Folakemi Aremu, popularly known as Orisabunmi, has reacted to multiple reports on her cause of death.
There had been claims that she and her siblings died due to COVID-19 complications.
The actress was reported dead last weekafter suffering from a cough, and about 24 hours after her demise, Steve Onishola, her elder brother, died at 71.
But according to Punch, Gbenga Onishola, a nephew to the deceased, said the duo’s younger sister passed away on Saturday.
However, some reports that went viral on social media platforms stated that Orisabunmi contracted COVID19 at an event where a popular gospel artiste, Esther Igbekele, performed in Ibadan, Oyo State in December, claiming she went on to infect her family with the virus.
However, the family described the reports as unfounded lies, Oluwaseun Adelubi, a member of the family, said,
“We have been hearing and reading the unfounded lies being circulated on social media about their death being Covid19 related but I can tell you that it is a lie, such nonsense should be ignored.
“I am not sure what those behind the lies want to achieve with their stupid act of misinforming unsuspecting members of the public with unfounded lies about the Onisola family. The coach died in Ilorin while Orisabunmi and aunty Bukky died in Ibadan.
“Death is not what anybody prays for, but the death toll in the family, last week, is not about COVID-19. It was just a coincidence and we have been praying to God to avert such an event in our family.”