Saint Obi’s Death Concealed from the Public
Nollywood actor, Obinna Nwafor, popularly called Saint Obi, has passed on at the age of 57 after months of battling an undisclosed illness.
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Reports had it that Saint Obi died at his sister’s house in Jos on Sunday 7 May, 2023 after battling an undisclosed illness for several months with no successful treatment
Saint Obi had been treating an undisclosed ailment for some time and was reported to have relocated to Jos in Plateau State for further treatment. For reasons unknown, his family has not announced his death to the public.
The Actors Guild of Nigeria is yet to make a statement as the family reportedly has a little disagreement hence the delay to make a formal announcement
Some of his colleagues have refused to speak about Obi’s death but it was gathered that decision was informed by the family’s decision to keep his death away from the public for now.
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As of the time of this report, there has been no formal statement by his family about Obi’s death, with several speculating that his sister, Mrs. Felicia Jofu, is deliberately withholding the information from the general public.
Many see reasons to believe that Obi’s ex-wife, Lydia, has not been informed about his death.
Reports have it that Obi, before his death was spotted being transported to Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) on several occasions.
A Jos resident disclosed that the actor, who he had seen several times and recognized as Saint Obi, had died on Sunday and that the following day, his body was taken to the morgue at JUTH.
Saint Obi is said to have recently relocated to his sister’s home in Jos, the capital of Plateau State, and has frequently been spotted being transported to the hospital. A source at JUTH also confirms that Saint Obi has been frequenting the hospital.
Saint Obi, was a famous Nigerian actor who hails from Imo State, Nigeria. He gained prominence in the Nigerian movie industry in his role in Zeb Ejiro’s Sakobi and other popular films. It is unclear why the news is being concealed from the public, but several sources have confirmed that the actor has passed away.