Taribo West Is Not Dead

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Former Africa Player of the Year, Victor Ikpeba, has reacted with a rebuttal to stories making the round that former Super Eagles and AC Milan of Italy defender, Taribo West, is dead.

A local media [not 360 Nobs] had on Friday evening published a false story reporting the demise of the ex-Super Eagles’ defender – on the basis of a report on a South African radio station.

The media house claimed that Taribo was flown into South Africa for medical treatment but did not state what he was diagnosed of.

However, Ikpeba took to Twitter to rebuff the claims:

Several close associates of the versatile defender also reacted to the news:

In an attempt to quell the panic that is ensuing following the rumour, Mr West said he is very much alive and that Nigerians should reject the “satanic” rumour that he is dead.

The Gold medalist at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games told TheCable:

“It’s really shocking, I must tell you. Imagine getting hundreds of calls all at the same time.

“You just cut off my daughter with your own persistent call now; its really terrible. I can’t begin to imagine how someone I don’t know will just write that I was dead.

“That, I am sure, means I will live far more decades in great health; it is well.”

“There is no need to sue anyone; I leave them to their conscience and God.”

“I am really actually happy because in spite of the satanic intentions behind their terrible motive, there is an advantage as it has made me connect back with lots and lots of people all over the world, people whom I have not been in touch with in years and decades.

“I am a pastor of God; I will leave them to their conscience if they have any and God. Taribo West will surely live to be an old man in good health.”



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