by Adeniyi Abdul
Music duo Psquare have opened up on the death of their mother which happened this month.
Peter Okoye, one of the duo, in an interview with Encomium magazine revealed new details about the loss which has garnered an immense outpouring of sympathy support for the brothers from the public. He reveals that she had suffered from diabetes for many years, and had been in and out of various hospitals for months before she passed.
“She has been diabetic for years,” he said. “When it started many months back, we got good doctors to treat her in Jos. But when we couldn’t get good result, we brought her to Lagos. We took her to St Nicholas Hospital and everybody who went to see her in the hospital cried.”
He also revealed that as her condition worsened she found it hard to recognise her children saying “She had lost a lot of weight and couldn’t recognise us.”
“She called me Jude. I can never forget that day,” Okoye said with much difficulty.
“She went through a lot and gradually she got stabilized thereafter she was moved to the intensive care unit (ICU) and she spent two to three weeks there,” he said, going on to add that she was eventually taken to India in search of better treatment. “So we thought of moving her to South Africa, India or the US for proper check up. We eventually took her to India about four weeks ago and we talked every one hour. The Indian doctors made sure to clean everywhere before the surgery, and the operation was successful. Our sisters who were with her confirmed this to us and we were very happy to hear the good news. She was okay before the eventual death and for a day one of my sister was unconscious because she couldn’t believe it.”
“We wanted to travel to India the following day she died but we changed our plans,” the entertainer said. “Her body arrived Lagos on Sunday July 15th. No concrete arrangement yet on the burial”
Mrs. Okoye is survived by her husband, children, and eight grand-children.