In 2013, when OJB was diagnosed of kidney failure, his first wife Mabel Babatunde Okungbowa fondly called ‘Mama J‘ came to his rescue by donating one of her kidneys to save her husband’s life. That decision is one she says she doesn’t regret despite the death of her husband earlier today.
In a chat with THENETNG, Mabel narrates OJB’s last moments saying, ‘it wasn’t really dramatic, it was just the normal signs we see when he’s about going for his dialysis but this time he was in a lot of pains and I was by his side all through.’
We took a photo of Mama J during a visit to her late husband’s house in Surulere, Lagos today.
She continued, ‘this is all so sudden because we were still speaking about plans for his 50th birthday over the weekend’.
When asked how she feels about donating her kidney to him three years ago, she said, ‘I don’t regret it, I did it because I wanted to. I wasn’t forced to do it. After all he’s my husband, so I don’t regret it’.