The body of Stephen Keshi is now at Stella Obasanjo Hospital, Benin city, for autopsy to finally determine the cause of his death,
The body of the football icon was moved on Thursday following demands for an autopsy by the family who are casting doubt on initial reports that he died from “cardiac arrest.”
Keshi died after reportedly complaining of “unbearable” pains in his legs. He was declared dead on arrival at the Faith Mediplex hospital, Airport Road, Benin.
However, after his death, a statement released by Emmanuel Ado, his brother and manager, said Keshi “suffered a cardiac arrest.”
But Ricky Aburime, Keshi’s brother-in-law, insisted an autopsy needed to be done to determine the actual cause of death.
He said Keshi’s nephew, Ebuka, who was with him had massaged him on the leg.
“After that his countenance changed and that was when we rushed him to hospital,” Aburime said.
“One hour after that massage his nephew who was with him said his countenance change and showed sign of depression and he complained that he didn’t like the way he was feeling and called Ebuka and they rushed him to Faith Mediplex.
“But unfortunately he was brought in dead. This happened between 11:30pm to 12.00pm. The doctor confirmed that Stephen was dead after doing their check-up. Since he wasn’t a patient in the hospital, protocol would not allow them to write any report or give a death certificate.
“They said we should go and get the police which we did and they inspected the body and took the picture before they took him to the mortuary. For better preservation we are moving his body to Stella Obasanjo hospital. We will still do a proper press conference as it is befitting his personality.”