Dakuku Peterside, the immediate past Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has cleared the air over the confusion trailing the death of Keniebi Okoko.
There were series of misinformation that trailed the death of the former Bayelsa Gubernatorial aspirant at a Lagos hospital.
Okoko, a pastor with Salvation Ministries was alleged to have been resurrected.
However, Dakuku, a former Rivers State Governorship Candidate on Wednesday wrote on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), that: “I start by a confession, Keniebi is my friend, brother and someone who impacts every soul he comes in contact with. Yesterday (Tuesday) I got a call and rushed to the hospital where I met him lifeless. What is important is that he lived a good and impactful life and sure he has gone to be with the Lord. Two things smacked me.
“The extent of human solidarity. I got to the hospital about 8-8:30 pm and friends of his from across the country, high, mighty, ordinary folks, have taken over the hospital and were ready to go to ‘war’ for most loved Keniebi. It simply restored my faith in brotherhood and humanity. Too many persons, in the midst of wailing, were willing to help to ensure that a loving soul like Keniebi is not put to shame.
“The second observation is that all and sundry were not happy with the professional handling of the medical attention he got leading to his death and are demanding that we must get to the root of the matter so persons whose professional negligence led to this avoidable death must be held to account for it.
“In Kenebi’s death, I have seen the outpouring of love and appreciation of impactful living. May the soul of my beloved brother KENEBI Rest In Peace and May we continue rallying each other whenever the need arises”.