Entertainment of Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Chocolate City boss, Audu Maikori, on Tuesday collapsed at the 2017 Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ) holding at Muson Center.
Although it was not clear what the immediate cause of his collapse is, reports state that doctors at the venue were able to revive him and he was taken to St Nicholas hospital for further medications.
The music entrepreneur had just finished moderating the Q and A sessions with Mo Abudu and was taking a selfie with fans when the incident occurred.
Maikori was recently in the spotlight for sharing some gruesome photos of what he alleged to be corpses of people killed in the violence that has engulfed Southern Kaduna.
Although he admitted to being misinformed and issued an apology, the Department of State Security (DSS) subsequently arrested him and kept him in detention for almost 24 hours, after which he was released, following the intervention of some top Nigerians.
Despite his release, the Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai is insisting the entertainment mogul must be prosecuted.
Speaking at the Social Media Week in Lagos last week, El-Rufai said it was irresponsible of Maikori to have posted such information without verification.
According to him, Maikori’s messages could have sparked off a crisis which could have in turn led to the deaths of some Fulani people.
“Audu Maikori rushed to publish a false story without checking with anyone. But before then, he had been posting fake pictures by posting Boko Haram attacks, Rwanda genocide as southern Kaduna killings which elicited a lot of emotions on social media,” El-Rufai said.