Last week Tuesday January 15th 2013 The Nigeria entertainment was once again thrown into a mourning mood following the death of hip hop singer LKT’s manager Emmanuel Okoi aka Emibrian.
The 29 years old young man was very popular and died exactly a month after he got married to his Delta born wife Jennifer Ejinkoye Okoi. There have been several allegations to what could have led to the death of the good looking young man and while some people say he was poisoned many others assume the light complexioned young man must have died due to an undisclosed illness. Narrating what led to his death and how he died LKT told Music Gist that he was diagnosed of Leukemia and died while he was been prepared to be taken to UK for proper treatment. Narrating his last days LKT said “his sickness started when he returned from Delta State where he had gone for his traditional wedding. Though he mentioned something about feeling poisoned but we all thought it was not a serious thing because he went to the hospital and came back home. One week after his return from his traditional wedding he started feeling sick and was vomiting blood. He was rushed to a hospital and was kept there for one week. He was preparing for his court wedding then and the hospital discharged him so he could go ahead with his court wedding. He fell ill again after the court wedding and was rushed back to the hospital. It was at this hospital that he was referred to LUTH and there he was operated upon. One part of his ear and neck was operated upon. He kept on vomiting blood and 15 pints of blood was given to him but that didn’t help. They had to take a test on his bone marrow and we were duly informed that he had leukemia.
Based on the fact that he was diagnosed of leukemia we started making arrangement to fly him to the UK for proper treatment. We were told he would have to undergo some therapy before been flown abroad and that was why his trip to UK was delayed. On the day he died, he went to LUTH for the therapy but one thing I remember is that he didn’t even feel like going to the hospital that day. They had to beg him to. On getting to the hospital they didn’t attend to him on time and he was in the car for 4hrs waiting on the doctors. It’s so sad how our doctors ignore patients and while he was in the car he was vomiting blood continuously. He was in serious pain. When they eventually gave him attention he had lost so much blood and they requested for fresh blood and not that in the blood bank. His brother that was with him that day does not share the same blood group with him and while in the process of getting fresh blood he gave up the ghost. It’s so sad, he died in pains because he was groaning in pains.” He will be buried in Calabar on February 2nd 2013