Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie has disclosed he always told his son, Yul that he does not like people excelling like his late grandson, Kambilichukwu, was doing before his death.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports Kambilichukwu reportedly died on Thursday morning after falling while playing football with his schoolmates.
He was said to have developed a seizure after the fall and was rushed to Mother and Child Hospital, Lagos, where he was confirmed dead.
Speaking with Vanguard, Pete Edochie disclosed that experience taught him that people like Kambilichukwu, who excel in anything they are involved in, don’t last long.
The legendary actor said his son, Yul, called him on the telephone on Wednesday, informing him about the incident and that his family started praying for the child immediately.
“Kambilinachukwu is a very quiet, brilliant and talented child. He’s not somebody you can ride easily. He doesn’t get angry no matter the situation.
“He may change his composure, but he was definitely a very unusual person in so many respects. He was so accomplished.
“I always tell my son that I don’t like people excelling like this in anything they are involved in. Experience has taught me that such people don’t last long,” Edochie said.
Edochie said it was unfortunate that his grandson died while he had shown great promise.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the death of Kambilichukwu.
The Command’s Spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin disclosed that Yul reported the matter and wrote a statement at a police station in his area.
SP Hundeyin said an investigation into the matter has commenced and that by Friday, 31 March 2023, the case would have been at the State Criminal Investigation Department.
“He just reported the case and we have commenced an investigation. By tomorrow, the case will be at the State CID. We will investigate what killed the boy.
“They have to carry out an autopsy to know what happened to him. We cannot tell you what happened to him now until the result of the autopsy is out, but the incident happened in his school,” Hundeyin told BBC News Pidgin.
Meanwhile, neither Yul nor his first wife, May, have broken their silence since the sad incident.