The Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie has debunked rumours claiming that President Muhammadu Buhari’s only son, Yusuf, was dead.
Mr Yusuf was involved in a bike accident on Tuesday December 26,2017 .
After he was treated at CedaCrest Hospital in Abuja, he was reportedly flown to Germany for further treatment.
Mrs Onochie described as fake news reports about Yusuf’s death.
She tweeted: “The news making the rounds regarding Yusuf Buhari, son of Pres. Buhari & Aisha Buhari, is Fake.
“He is very alive, to their shame.”
The rumour began on the number one Nigerian online platform,Nairaland with a story credited to a Mohammed Ogundele. The fake news was published on 20 February. All the links have now been removed and the story deleted.
Mrs Onochie’s tweet Tuesday night apparently shut down the story that began to circulate on social media.
It could be recalled that DAILY NIGERIAN exclusively reported the story of Mr Yusuf’s motor bike crash and followed it up till this moment.
A source familiar with the situation of Mr Yusuf, the only son of President Buhari, has provided insight into the president son’s condition.
The source who preferred not to be named said Mr Yusuf had suffered severe head injury and was immediately put on “mechanical support” to prevent him from dying.
The source said the president’s son suffered a severe head injury and femoral fracture.
According to the source, Mr Yusuf’s level of consciousness was 5 in the scale of 15.
He said research shows that if the best scale is 3 to 4 after twenty four hours, 87% of those individuals will either die or remain in a vegetative state and only 7% will have a moderate disability or good recovery.
“In patients with a scale from 5 to 7, 53% will die or remain in a vegetative state, while 34% will have a moderate disability or good recovery.
“In patients with a scale of 8 to 10, 27% will die or remain in a coma, while 68% will have a moderate disability and/or good recovery. In patients who have a scale from 11 to 15, only 7% will be expected to die or remain in a coma, while 87% would expect to have at least a moderate disability and/or good recovery,” the source added.