‘It’s completely false’ – Chimamanda reacts to claims that her sister was murdered in Anambra
Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie has refuted claims that her sister was attacked and killed.
Recall that some media houses not WITHIN NIGERIA reported on Sunday that a sister to Adichie was lynched in Anambra state.
The reports had it that one Nkiru Okoye was attacked and killed by assailants within the Ogbunike axis of Oyi LGA.
The victim, 40, was said to have been lynched while her husband, identified as Emenike Okoye, was brutalised.
The incident was said to have transpired on July 19 following an alleged protracted tussle over landed properties.
According to TheCable Lifestyle, a PR executive for the author, Omawumi Ogbe described the reports as false when sources close to the Adichie family were contacted.
“It’s completely false. Her sister was not murdered,” she said over the phone.
In a follow-up text, she added: “Chimamanda has no idea who the lady is.
“[She] is quite shaken by this news that was put out without confirmation.”
In June 2020, Adichie lost James, her father, who died of a kidney condition he was temporarily hospitalised for.
Ifeoma, her mother, would also pass away eight months later, leaving the family in another round of mourning.
Adichie would subsequently author a book where she made visceral the experience of death and grieving.