Stella Obasanjo, wife of Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo, died yesterday in a private plastic surgery clinic in Marbella, Spain, after having had surgery there last week. She was almost sixty.
According to declarations made last night by the Director of Spain’s Institute of Legal Medicine, Mrs Obasanjo was recovering from an operation she had had last week in a private clinic called Molding Clinic in Puerto Banus, Marbella, when she started to feel ill. The exact nature of the surgery she received has not yet been made public and nobody from Molding Clinic seems to have made any declarations to the Spanish media.
Mrs Obasanjo was taken to Marbella Hospital in the early hours of Sunday morning, but was dead on arrival. The results of the autopsy started yesterday should be made public today.
The Spanish government delegation in Marbella informed the media that the Nigerian president’s wife died at 05.50 and that the whole matter has been put in the hands of the Spanish courts.
The Spanish government is said to have offered its help to the Nigerian Embassy so that Mrs Obasanjo’s body can be repatriated as soon as possible.
Stella Obasanjo was considered to be the Nigerian leader’s official wife and she was in Spain on a “private visit”.