The family of late actress, Moji Olaiya has in a statement released on Monday revealed the cause of death of the mother of two following her burial.
The actress who was reported to have died as a result of cardiac arrest after she birthed her baby daughter was revealed to have died of ‘natural medical cause’ according to autopsy.
In a statement released by the late actress’ brother, Femi Olaiya, the family dismissed rumours that the late actress was poisoned in Canada.
A medical consultant with the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Dr. Adeoye Oyewole said the autopsy report suggested that the late mother of two must have died of a traceable and demonstrable medical cause.
Dr. Adeoye Oyewole said: “Someone is said to have died of a ‘ medical cause’ when there is a traceable and demonstrable medical pathology that is related to the death. The term ‘natural medical cause’ is not medical.
“For instance, if the person had suffered a heart or cardiovascular event just before he/she died, that is a traceable medical cause. If the person also had an underlying medical condition like an enlarged heart but an event triggered a shock to the system to have caused the death, it is also a medical cause.”
Punch further reported that a cardiologist with the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Dr. Afolabi Akinkunmi, while corroborating Dr. Adeoye Oyewole’s statement said: “There is always a medical cause for every natural death. If you have any doubt, then the autopsy report is conducted and the coroner will state it on the death certificate.”
Another expert, Dr. Babajide Saheed, added: “There is always a medical pathology to every natural death. So a natural death means that there is nothing you could have done to help the individual, such as if the person experienced a sudden cardiac arrest and died even before getting to the hospital.
“If a person that has a terminal disease such as leukemia dies, it is a natural death because there is nothing you could have done for the patient. These are natural deaths with a traceable medical pathology.”