By Joan Omionawele
A house keeper to the late Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya, Mrs Keji has given a vivid account of the last moments of the actress, disclosing that she died in an ambulance on her way to hospital.
Mrs Keji said Moji’s health condition deteriorated rapidly after she gave birth two months ago, as she developed high blood pressure against which she has been complaining.
She said, ‘Her baby was born premature. Her EDD was for May 2017 but complications arose that necessitated that she be induced to save the baby’s life as well as hers. But since the delivery in March, her health had not been exactly perfect.’
Mrs Keji disclosed further that around 10pm local time (3am Nigerian time) on the day of her health, she went into a crisis. ‘Her blood pressure shot up and she got unconscious. An ambulance was called to transport her to the hospital. But her case worsened and she gave up the ghost before they could make it to the hospital.’
Moji’s elder brother, brother, Otunba Olaiya, who spoke to NET said Moji’s death was most unexpected.
‘When I spoke to her a few days ago, she did not give signs of death. She never complained about anything. This is really heartbreaking,’ he said.
Moji’s housekeeper, Mrs Keji, who described herself as a very close friend of the deceased, revealed disclosed that in the last three days before she passed away; the actress had placed several calls from her base in Canada to complain of ‘being uncomfortable’.
Keji who could not hold back tears continued, ‘Moji could not say goodbye to us, she didn’t let us hold her baby, where will her mother start from? Her death came too early, I believe this was not ordinary. This looks like a spiritual attack.’
Meanwhile, Moji’s 20-year-old daughter, Adunola was visibly hysterical and had to be held back by friends who were around to console her.
The Babcock University student was then taken into an inner room as her screams continued to be heard.
Moji Olaiya’s infant daughter however is said to be in the care of her friend with whom she was staying in Canada.
It is unsure what will happen to the two-month-old.
Olaiya’s relationship with the father of the child, simply called ‘Mr Femi’ is hazy as there are insinuations that he is still married to someone else.
The 42-year-old’s death cames almost exactly two years to the death of her younger brother, Abidemi Olaiya who died on May 4, 2015.
Her elder brother Otunba, however told us that the family had not informed their patriarch, renowned highlife musician, Victor Olaiya.
‘As you know, Baba is old and it is never a good thing for children to die before their parents. We do not know how he will take it. We have to be really careful, but we are going to his Aguda residence later this evening,’ he said.