Yinka Ayefele’s Fresh FM confirms Ekiti Station manager died from COVID-19 complications | TheNewsGuru


Emman Ovuakporie

The management of Fresh 106.9 FM station on Thursday confirmed in a statement that their Station Manager, David Ajiboye died due to the complications of Covid-19 not a brief illness as earlier reported.

TheNewsGuru.com, (TNG) reports this became necessary as the tests conducted at the Virology Department, University of Ibadan (UI), in the University Teaching Hospital (UCH), Ibadan was positive.

This was contained in the statement issued by the radio’s management and signed by Samson Akindele. TNG reports that the station is owned by popular gospel artiste, Yinka Ayefele.

Read full statement below:



Sequel to the public notice we made on Monday August 9, 2021 to announce the sudden death of our Station Manager at Fresh 106.9 FM, Adó – Èkìtì, Mr. David Ajíbóyè, we hereby notify the general public that our man has been confirmed to have died from Covid-19 complications.

The real cause of the death has been made known by the Virology Department, University of Ibadan (UI), in the University Teaching Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.

His body samples were sent by the private hospital in Ibadan where David breathed his last and the outcome of the result confirmed that he was COVID-19 positive.

Earlier, David Ajíbóyè had been coughing with chest pains all through the last week in Adó – Èkìtì.

Preliminary medical care offered to him at four different private hospitals in Adó – Èkìtì did not assuage his conditions, even though the initial Covid-19 test conducted on the samples obtained from him at a government – accredited facility in Adó – Èkìtì came out negative.

To avail him better care and medical services, he arrived in Ibadan on Sunday August 8, 2021 and was admitted into a private hospital where he gave up the ghost shortly after a new set of medical treatments began.


Right now, contact – tracing has commenced, as being carried out by the Covid-19 Taskforces in Èkìtì and Ọ̀yọ́ states. This process was kick-started this morning (August 12, 2021) from our station, Fresh 106.9 FM, Adó – Èkìtì, with every staff member being tested.

At the Ibadan end, testing and contact tracing are also ongoing from the hospital that received the late Ajíbóyè alive, the morgue attendants that received his body and members of his immediate and extended family who visited him at the holding hospital before his death.


In obedience to Nigeria’s Covid-19 protocols, the burial of our departed colleague would be done immediately without any ceremony or gathering. Therefore, the interment would be handled by the Covid-19 Taskforce as a private affair.

We ask for understanding from members of the public at this traumatic period as we mourn the passing of our friend and colleague.

Your understanding and prayers will be highly appreciated.


Samson Akindele


Management, Fresh FM Nigeria


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