A number of controversies surrounding the death of late Big Brother Naija season 3 member Rico Swavey prompted a response from his management.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, the reality TV personality died on Thursday morning, a few days after being hurt in a horrific accident in Lagos.
Since then, several accounts of how the reality TV star passed away have circulated on social media, particularly a moving video of his final seconds.
The management refuted the internet claims, highlighting that most of the stories on social media are untrue, in a statement released on Sunday.
The allegations claim that some influencers have been paid to support particular narratives; however, further information on the circumstances of Rico’s injury, treatment, and passing will be released in due course.
Rico’s management further urged his fans to keep his family in their prayers adding that details of his burial arrangements would be announced soon.
The statement read: “It has come to our attention that social media has been filled with a lot of narratives about our dearest Rico Swavey.
“Influencers have been paid to promote certain narratives. We will like to state that many of these narratives are false.
“Kindly note that in due time, we will be sharing detailed information on the circumstances surrounding Rico’s accident, treatment and passing.
“We also urge all fans of Rico to keep his family in their prayers & continue the spirit of warmth and fellowship that Rico shared with all. While we are doing so, we plead with the general public to please give the members of his family privacy at this very difficult time. Burial arrangements will be announced soon.
The hospital where Rico is said to have passed away refuted reports in a press release that was posted online on Friday.
Rico had a scent of alcohol, was bleeding from his mouth, nose, and ear, and was vomiting a lot, according to the hospital, which suggested that the crash may have been caused by alcohol.
The statement also revealed that oxygen was given to the dead before attempting to get in touch with his family.
The medical facility claims that the kind person who brought Rico to the hospital and a woman named Miss Ify were informed of the seriousness of the situation and the necessity to be referred to another hospital, where he passed away.
The hospital denied fabricating the tragic viral video, claiming that the reality TV star made the video.
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