The family of the lateÂ Dr. Stanley Macebuh has expressed its embarrassment by the story in the front page of a National newspaper, not Vanguard, of yesterday, where it was alleged that Dr Macebuh not only died a pauper but that he was about to be thrown out of his apartment as the rent on the building was to expire exactly on the day he died.
According to a statement by his younger brother, Professor Kingsley Macebuh:â€œFact is that, until his death, the late Dr. Macebuh lived in a duplex that was given to him rent-free by his age-old friend and soul-mate, Dr. Patrick Dele Cole, who convinced him to return to Nigeria.
â€œSo to announce to the whole world for whatever reason that Macebuh was about to be thrown out of that same house because the rent was due, when he paid no rent whatsoever there, is not only to insult Macebuh but to show grave ingratitude to Dr. Cole.
â€œSecondly, the late Dr. Macebuh was living alone by the time he died. All the friends still close to him must have heard fromÂ the man himself how his wife packed out on her own volition.”