EXCLUSIVE: How Akeredolu Died In German Hospital After Rejection By Another Hospital

More details have emerged about how the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, died in a German hospital – an incident which has generated mixed reactions from across Nigeria.

SaharaReporters revealed that Akeredolu died in a German hospital after he was rejected by another hospital he had been using.

SaharaReporters learnt that Akeredolu was flown to Germany and taken to the hospital where he was treated during his three-month medical vacation between June and September 2023 but the hospital rejected him.

The governor battled leukemia until his death.

SaharaReporters had reported that he was managed by State House doctors because they could not fly him abroad.

“They were looking for dialysis machines to be sent to his secret location in Lagos last week,” a source had said.
A fresh update revealed that Akeredolu died in a German hospital where he was taken after being rejected by the one where he had been receiving treatment.

“The hospital he normally used in Germany rejected him and the doctors told the family to take him home to die because there was nothing else they could do to save him. The doctors reminded the family that they had already told them that he had a terminal illness. The doctors had decided that it was the end of the road for him. The family then took him to another hospital where he eventually died,” a top source explained.

The 67-year-old politician returned to Nigeria in September after a three-month medical leave in Germany and only recently proceeded on another one after he was directed by President Bola Tinubu to hand over power to his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.

His deputy, Aiyedatiwa has been standing in as Acting Governor.
Following his return to Nigeria in September, Akeredolu stayed in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital and tried to govern his state from there, leading to public outrage.

On July 9, Akeredolu’s wife, Betty announced the suspension of activities lined up to celebrate her 70th birthday.
SaharaReporters exclusively reported in January that Akeredolu was treating leukemia.

“The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has leukemia, he is really down,” one of the sources in the Alagbaka Government House revealed at that time.

Leukemia is a cancer of the blood caused by a rise in the number of white blood cells in the body.

For sufferers, the white blood cells crowd out the red blood cells and platelets needed by the body to stay healthy.

White blood cells are potent infection fighters which grow and divide in an orderly way, as the body needs them. But in people with leukemia, the bone marrow produces an excessive amount of abnormal white blood cells, which don’t function properly.

According to WebMD Cancer Center, its symptoms may include weakness or fatigue, bruising or bleeding easily, fever or chills, infections that are severe or keep coming back, and pain in your bones or joints.

Others may include headaches, vomiting, seizures, weight loss, night sweats, shortness of breath, and swollen lymph nodes or organs like the spleen.