How Emilia Asim-Ita died – Family

Emilia Asim

The family of co-founder of The Future Awards Africa Emilia Asim-Ita has confirmed that she died on Friday after an appendicitis surgery.

Her brother Williams Asim-Ita told PUNCH on Saturday that Ms Asim-Ita died at the age of 33.

“My sister died yesterday ( Friday) at about 8:20 am. She had an appendix rupture. The appendix had a small lump underneath it and that lump burst; that spleen went to her intestines and it polluted some parts of her intestine. She had to go through a surgery to cut the affected part of the intestines. It was successful as it was done by a specialist,” he said.

Williams added that his sister appeared to be recovering after the surgery but slumped while taking her routine stroll.

“She was supposed to be discharged today (Saturday). She had been okay, strolling around and they had even changed her hospital dress to normal dress, which showed that she was ready to go home.

“Yesterday, she was about to take her normal morning routine stroll and that is how she slumped; before we knew it, we had lost her. She was in hospital for about nine days. Immediately she learnt that she had a ruptured appendix, she went for the surgery the next day. The next morning the surgery was done and it was successful,” he said.

Asim-Ita’s sister-in-law, Jane, who was with her during her last hours, corroborated William’s statement.

“She was going to the toilet properly because she had a digestive issue. When that was done we expected that she would be fine. She had a ruptured appendix which affected her digestive system. The experiment was to see if she can eat well and go to the toilet well and she did that. We were all lively and waiting for her to be discharged,” she said.