Derrick Arubayi, a brother to the late Nigerian singer, Eric Arugbayi, has revealed that he took expired malaria drugs which led to his death on Saturday, February 11, 2017.
While speaking to Vanguard Newspaper, Derrick revealed that Eric died at a hospital in Delta State after he took expired drugs that were meant to treat his malaria and typhoid ailment. Consequently, leading to liver failure which eventually led to his death.
He said: “He had malaria and typhoid, which was untreated. It later became worse after he took a medication that had expired and this triggered his liver ailment and afterwards, every other thing just followed at a fast pace before his death.
The only thing that we had to say is that he lived for Christ. We just want the world to know that the name Eric Odafe Arubayi was for a reason beyond the West Africa Idol show.
For that reason, God would make manifest even beyond his glorious ascension.”
Until his death, the late musical icon, born on July 14, 1982, is survived by his wife, a son, who would be two in a few months, two brothers, a sister and parents— Professor and Professor (Mrs) Eric Arubayi.