A Nigerian journalist, Lara Wise, on Monday afternoon said the rife rumour that Barrister Sonnie Bassey, the man whose wife died weeks ago while chasing her husband’s “side-chick” has died, is untrue.
Newsbreak.ng reports that rumours emerged on Monday morning that Mr. Bassey died in Calabar, Cross River State.
A report on a blog claimed that he had been in coma due to the shock of having lost his wife, Claret Opara-Bassey, in a fatal accident while she was chasing him and his mistress.
“It’s a wild rumour. He is not dead. I just spoke with his friend,” Wise wrote on her verified Facebook page.
This newspaper reports that Bassey and his late wife have three children together.
Claret, also a lawyer, died in a crash while chasing her husband who reportedly fled when she saw him with his alleged lover on September 18. The story went viral at the time.