Ex-Konga CEO’s Death: Family debunks suicide reports

The family of the late former Chief Executive of e-commerce giant, Konga, Nick Imudia has dismissed reports that the Group CEO of D.light International committed suicide.


The family said investigations were still ongoing to unravel the cause of his death, ruling suicide out.


In a statement debunking reports that Imudia had called his brother and daughter with instructions before his death, the family said reportage of the news of the one-time Konga CEO’s death while the family was in the hospital trying to resuscitate him was suspicious.


The family said it frowns at the “unprofessional manner” the media wrongly characterized the reporting of Nick Imudia’s death as suicide.


It said the deceased never called his brother in America with instructions on how to distribute his wealth or placed a call to his daughter with any instructions.


“How come the news was reported so hastily (less than 3 hours from his death) before his family members even knew about it – and the medical team was still trying to resuscitate him at the hospital! The Imudia family queried.


The family further said the deceased never showed any sign of stress and he was not diagnosed as depressed at any point.


“Nick Imudia, until his death was the Group CEO of D.light International with Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, where he was residing. He managed the company’s worldwide operations from Nairobi. Nick was full of life and people who worked closely with him or met him in the last hours prior to the incident surrounding his death were shocked with the media attributing his death to ‘suicide’.


“He was on a short visit to Lagos after a brief trip to the Netherlands and was to return to Nairobi a day after his sudden death. Nick made his initial career mark with Nokia, the Finnish-ba Telecommunication Company before he was transferred from Helsinki to manage Nokia Asia operations in Singapore.


“Later in his career with Nokia, he was appointed as the Managing Director of Nokia – West and Central Africa. When Microsoft bought Nokia, he opted to leave the company. Looking for a new challenge, he became the CEO of Konga Nigeria where he reengineered the company’s operation.


“At his prime age and the level of his achievements, people who knew Nick well are all shocked and do not accept the characterization of his death as suicide. Members of Nick’s family do request the media and the general public to allow them to grieve their loved one without any unfounded rumour of the circumstances surrounding his death,” the family stated.

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