Shade Okoya, wife of billionaire industrialist, Razaq Okoya,
has denied reports which claim that some persons who attended an event in
London had died of coronavirus.
Mrs Okoya, her husband, relatives and friends were part
of guests who attended the 80th birthday celebration of Justice George
Oguntade, a retired Supreme Court justice, in London on March 10.
In a statement she posted on Instagram on Thursday, she
said she could confirm that her family have been well 16 days after the event.
She also said she did not know anybody who attended the
event and was showing symptoms of the virus.
“My husband, myself and family members plus all our
close friends were all in attendance and I can confirm that we are all well and
fine after 16 days of attending,” she wrote.
“To the best of my knowledge and findings none of the guests in attendance have shown any signs or symptoms of the deadly Coronavirus as I text this today, the misinformation being circulated on social media lacks all credibility and its aim is for blackmail purpose only.
“This is simply fake news and I am using this platform
to debunk it.”
Okoya urged “bloggers and social media influencers” to avoid
false news that would cause panic.
“I am overwhelmed by the love and concern shown by all
who have called and messaged me and I pray and hope all will be back to normal
soon,” she said.
Celebrity publisher, Dele Momodu, had earlier said he has gone through the mandatory 14-day waiting period and has shown no symptoms after attending the event.