Contrary to news making rounds in the online-media, former Petroleum and Energy Minister, Prof. Tam David-West, did not die in penury.
The University of Ibadan based virologist was admitted to the private suite of the University College Hospital Ibadan; the luxury arm of the premier teaching hospital for 11days.
The Public Relations Officer of the UCH, Mr. Toye Akinrinlola, told PUNCH that the former minister, however, died on Monday morning at 11:05.
The official did not give further details other than, “He was brought here over a week ago and admitted to a private suite.
A family member who escorted the deceased to the hospital but preferred anonymity said, “We took Baba to UCH precisely 11days ago.
“The deceased had spent 11 days at the UCH before he breathed his last. He was rushed to the UCH when he fell sick.
“His children are already on their way to Ibadan,” he said.