Actor Stanley Okoro was definitely poisoned — Cousin
Stanley Okoro, a fast-rising Nollywood actor who died just a few days ago, was allegedly poisoned by colleagues, according to his family.
Okoro, who was known for his comedic parts in films, died on Wednesday from a suspected bout of food poisoning, according to reports.
Okoro was poisoned, according to his family, after successfully completing a movie shoot in a hotel in Enugu State’s Maryland area.
The family claimed that Okoro’s only problem was his obsession with food, and that they couldn’t tell if the 23-year-old star was having troubles with anyone who wanted him dead.
Okoro Nneka Loveth, a close cousin of the dead, told reporters on Thursday that the deceased loved and carried everyone along.
Her words, “Stanley happens to be my Cousin. A very close Cousin. Stanley was poisoned. And the person that poisoned him was among the people on set with him as of last week.
“Usually, whenever he came to Enugu, he’d either call me for food or call one of our Cousins to get him food. Stanley liked food alot. He ate a lot.
“So whenever he asked me for food, (usually I’m very busy) I’d send a Keke (tricycle) driver to go and deliver it. I have one Hausa Keke driver that usually did that for me or I’d go myself or my other Cousin will go herself or send one of her girls.
“But this last time he came, we only talked on the phone. They were in Enugu for a movie shoot. Their location was in Maryland, Enugu.
“So after the movie shoot he went back. He apologised that this time, he could not meet with us but that he’d be coming back the next week. Stanley left Enugu four day ago and said he’d be coming back next week, that they have another movie to shoot.
“He lived in Owerri (Imo State) but this poisoning happened in Enugu. Immediately he got back to Owerri the thing started happening to him as if he had a stroke and he started vomiting.
“They rushed him to a hospital and on getting to the hospital Stanley gave up. So the person used a fast poison. Maybe as they rounded up shooting and decided to eat the person just took the advantage.
“Throughout yesterday, we did not sleep. In fact, Stanley did not deserve to die. That guy is nice and carries everybody along. In fact, everyone in my village is crying. He was so down to earth. The only problem he had was that he liked food a lot. He ate too much.
“He was not married but may have been in a serious relationship. He wasn’t even up to 30 years. I can’t tell if he was having problems with anybody [that would want him dead]. He didn’t tell me of anyone.
“Stanley lived his life like a Hausa man, he wouldn’t even take note when someone was angry with him.
“Currently Stanley is in the mortuary and for now we don’t know what to do. He was around 23-year-old.”