Yesterday, Gbenga Adeyinka broke the news that Veteran Comedian, Baba Sala had passed on. He wrote on his page yesterday, “We lost him. What a great loss. An icon is gone”, he wrote on his Instagram page.
Apparently, after sources reached out to the Family of Baba Sala, it was revealed that the reports by Gbenga Adeyinka was false.
Gbenga has now issued an apology via his Instagram page where he had earlier made the untrue claim.
“Good evening please DISREGARD the news of Baba Sala’s demise. The source has since recanted. So sorry for the misinformation.
“Feeling very stupid that I just took his word for it. Sorry again,” the standup comedian wrote.
However, one of Baba Sala’s sons, Emanuel Adejumo, had dismissed the story as false.
He said “It is not true that Baba is dead. He is alive and he doesn’t even have a stroke.
“I don’t know where those peddling the death rumour got it from.”
This is the second time in less than six months that such rumour would be peddled about the comedian.
In August, a similar rumour was published by many blogs, however, it was swiftly debunked by Emmanuel.
“Good morning Nigerians, I want to thank you all for your love… I would like to inform us that my Daddy, Hon Moses Olaiya Adejumo MON is alive, he is doing well. Please, ignore any death rumour,” Emmanuel had posted on Facebook.