New reports have emerged that the true cause of Stephen Keshi’s death hasn't been ascertained.
According, to his family member, Rickey Aburime, a toxicological autopsy will determine the actual cause of the ex-Super Eagles coach’s death.
Keshi died at Faith Mediplex hospital in Benin, Edo State, where he was rushed to at about 11:30pm on Tuesday.
Rickey warned against speculation about the cause of Keshi’s death and debunked media reports that Keshi died of heart attack.
He said Keshi was meeting some friends and family members at his Benin City resident when he suddenly fell sick.
According to Aburime, it took less than 15 minutes to rush the ex-Super Eagles captain to the hospital after the crisis started but was already dead by the time they got to the hospital.
According to the former coach’s brother In-law, Ricky Aburime, who spoke to The Nation, Keshi passed on less than 15 minutes after complaining about pain on his leg.
“You won’t believe it that Keshi passed on in just 15 minutes.”
“I got a call saying that Keshi had complained about his leg which I think they helped to massage. Then he told those with him that he was feeling funny. He asked that he should be taken to the hospital.”
Aburime noted that he was woken from sleep and asked to come down to Keshi’s house, which was a few feet away from his own.
“When I got the distress call, I told my wife that I needed to go and find out what the problem was. He was massaged, only for him to complain again. By this time he was gasping for breath.”
“When the doctor arrived at the hospital, he confirmed Keshi dead like the nurse said when she checked his pulse. The nurse said he had no pulse. It was about 11. 57pm. In fact, from the way the doctors spoke, there was nothing that they could do.”
“I got inside where he was being treated. I found Keshi lying down, dead. I was the one who put him in the morgue. We have informed the police to incident the matter, considering Keshi’s status.”
“I’m here with the Edo State Football Association (EDFA) Chairman, Frank Ilaboya. We are waiting for the police pathologist, Wilson Akiru, to perform the autopsy. I don’t know what is happening to my family. Only in January, we laid my sister Kate, Keshi’s wife, to rest. Now this shocking death.”
Aburime further said that the autopsy cannot be done until Keshi’s first daughter arrives from the USA.
She had insisted that she must be present at the autopsy. “We need to respect her decision,” Aburime added.