Read the sad tale of how a Nollywood movie producer, Chris Ekejimbe died after he was wrongly given a Malaria drug overdose by a medical doctor.
One week after the death of Nollywood movie producer, Chris Ekejimbe, details have emerged on how he was killed by Malaria drug overdose.
Ekejimbe was announced dead four months after the death of his friend and creative partner, Bambino Anachina.
Comrade Alex Eyengho, a Nollywood movie producer and politician, told ThisDay that Ekejimbe’s death was as a result of malaria drug overdose administered on him at an undisclosed hospital.
Eyengho was further quoted to have said Ekejimbe confided in him and revealed that a doctor mistakenly gave him an overdose of malaria drug and the drug damaged his red blood cell.
The movie producer also confirmed that Ekejimbe passed on about 9 am on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.
Ekejimbe lost confidence in Nigerian hospitals – Eyengho
In his words, Eyengho said, “I was one of the few persons who saw him before he died. What he told me was that the doctor mistakenly gave him an overdose of malaria drug and the drug damaged his red blood cell.
“He started emaciating. After he did all kinds of tests, it was discovered that his red blood cell was at a zero level. Maybe, because of the mistake of the doctor, he no longer had confidence in going to the hospital again. As a result, he was now receiving treatment at home.
“A pharmacist was coming to his house to treat him. This was going on for three to four weeks, until last Tuesday, when I visited him. I didn’t like his condition so I called his wife and manager, one Martins and insisted that he must be taken to LUTH, for proper medication.
“I was able to convince Chris to go to the hospital again. But he didn’t, until last Tuesday. I guess by the time, he got to LUTH, it was probably late. And unfortunately, he gave up.”
Ekejimbe, before his death on Saturday, October 20, 2018, was a former member of the board of the Association of Nollywood Core Producers, ANCOPS, while Eyengho was the founding president.
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The movie producer and practitioner was the founder of 4Screams Production Company and Nollywood social media group, Film4Life.