|Chief Arthur Nzeribe|
Chief Arthur Nzeribe has dispelled rumours that he was terminally ill and that his wife has abandoned him, describing the rumours as mischievous. Nzeribe, a former Senator, noted that he was in good health and that the public should let the sleeping dog lie. He disclosed this through his Chief Press secretary, Collins Ughala, in Abuja
According to Ughala, “All he (Nzeribe) experienced was a domestic accident which resulted in some pain in his hip region and he had to be hospitalised for only 10 days after slipping and falling in his house, but the whole thing has been blown out of proportion, with some media reports claiming that he has become incapacitated after cracking his skull.
“Other reports went as far as to claim that he has been abandoned by his wife, his wealth had been split amongst the members of his household and his house under lock-and-key,” Ughala said.He also explained that such accidents could happen to anyone within the age bracket of the septuagenarian.
“After he fell, he began complaining about pains in his hip, a few days after and was taken to the Nizamiya Hospital in Abuja. The doctor discovered that there was a crack in the hip bone and he was advised to go for surgery, which was successful. That was all. These things happened within 10 days, but reports began to emerge, with outrageous, mischievous and total confusion everywhere.
“His wife has not left him and no one has split his wealth in any way. Why should she leave him and why should anyone split his wealth when he is still alive?” She is from a royal family and a princess with royal blood and has no need to resort to such antics,” Ughala said.
He advised those who sponsored such reports and the writers to desist from doing so and let sleeping dogs lie or face litigation.