My dad died of pneumonia, not COVID-19 -Uwaifo’s son reveals

The late Uwaifo 

The son of deceased music maestro, Victor Uwaifo, who died Saturday in Benin at the age of 80, has debunked rumours that his father died of COVID-19.

Goodman Osarentin Uwaifo who spoke in company of his sister, Mrs. Evelyn Oghonmwen, said that their father died from complications resulting from pneumonia and not COVID-19.

Goodman, the third son of the music icon, said that the elder Uwaifo was rushed to Stella Obasanjo Hospital in suburban Benin on Friday and passed on at about 4pm from pneumonia.

He said: “I want to use this opportunity to clear this misinformation. We have heard rumours going around that our father, Sir Victor Uwaifo died of COVID-19. It is not true.

“He died of pneumonia and not COVID-19. He was rushed to the hospital on Friday and passed on the following day on Saturday, August 28.

“We did the necessary tests. He was treated for pneumonia.”
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