The family of former Chief of General Staff, Vice Admiral Mike Akhigbe has debunked wide spread media reports that he is dead just as there is anxiety in Edo State on the state of health of the retired naval officer.
It was earlier reported today that the former military vice-president had died weekend in a London hospital of cancer-related illness.
But the former Chief of Navy Staff’s immediate elder brother, Chief Joseph Alemon Akhigbe, who expressed shock over the reports, described the news as unfounded.
He also clarified that his younger brother was stabilizing in an American hospital and not London hospital as erroneously reported.
“As I speak to you now, the newspaper report in my opinion is pure speculation. The report said he died in a London hospital, but my brother is in an American hospital stabilizing.
“The wife, son-in-law and his daughter are with him. My immediate younger brother in Abuja who spoke to the wife in America confirmed to family members that Admiral is stabilizing; the news of his death is totally untrue,” he further said.