Ruth Matete’s late Husband pastor John Apewajoye did not want to worry his family following the gas accident his lawyer has said.
Ruth Matete’s lawyer, Robert Odanga told reporters that the deceased had requested his gas explosion accident remain a secret, to avoid ‘worrying’ his family.
The lawyer, however, added that the Nigerian pastor called his brother regarding the accident within a week of his admission to the hospital.
He allegedly assured his family he would recover and all would be well, just before things got worse.
“In his first week in the hospital, the video called his brother to assure the family that he was on the road to recovery. That was before his wounds became septic and his kidney’s started failing.” He said
The lawyer maintains that the pastor’s family was informed of his passing on Sunday, April 11th moments after he breathed his last.
Apewajoye’s post mortem was supposed to be conducted on Tuesday, April 21st but was postponed to a later date.
The Nigerian High Commissioner, Mahmoud Lawal told a local media that they will no longer present an independent pathologist for the postmortem exam.
The embassy said it will instead rely on the information presented to them by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).