Late Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya, was not poisoned as is being speculated on social media, the committee handling her funeral has said.
Speaking on behalf of Olaiya’s family, the committee noted that the autopsy carried out on the deceased did not state that she died of poisoning.
The rumours were debunked through a statement released on Sunday by Yomi Fabiyi, the publicity secretary of the burial committee.
“i. Late Moji Olaiya DID NOT die of poison.
ii. The younger brother of the deceased Femi Olaiya who travelled from UK to Canada and top Nigerian promoter in Canada Mr Yinka Farinde monitored and received the details of the autopsy and nothing of poison is in the documents.
iii. Whoever is spreading the rumours is evil and have no respect for the dead and that Karma like kinetic energy will locate and find such detractors, using the vulnerability and anonymity of social media as a channel.
iv. That we know BREAKING NEWS doesn’t wait for no one but it makes more sense for the media and blogger to verify vividly the source of a news item and have documentary evidence or fact in sight before going to press.
v. The family finds the rumour disturbing and see it as a deliberate attempt to frustrate the befitting burial they are putting in place for their beloved one.
vi. The accused women were of help to the deceased in terms of accommodation and so on during her lifetime in the same Canada and one of them has been taking care of the 2months old child the deceased left behind as we speak. Any envious intentions against their persons should not degenerate to the level of spreading falsehood such as murder against. It is bizarre and appalling.
vii. The committee humbly again asks for total respect for the dead and family.”