This is no fable from the heart of a crazy fiction writer. It is as real as daylight. But what is most surprising is why anyone would want Nigeria’s leading industrialist and Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Chairman, Aliko Group of Companies, dead. This is the question troubling the minds of Nigerians and his loved ones.
Immediately the rumour of his death was reported by a German- based website last week, many expectedly were devastated. But, the motive of the story was not actually known to them.
Spyglass gathered that the fake news was carried hours after he left the 50th birthday of Access Bank former Managing Director, Aig Imokhuede, last Saturday, in Surrey, United Kingdom.
It was learnt that the Kano State- born billionaire was taken to the airport by his confidant and associate, Femi Otedola, for a trip to South Africa. Hence, many, out of concern, turned to the Forte Oil boss for confirmation.
However, Otedola’s silence sparked off some spontaneous reactions that pulled the plug on the talks of death, before Dangote’s media team swung into action, describing the news as ‘’a hoax’’.