Nigerian First Lady dies after plastic surgery
24 October 2005, MARBELLA — Stella Obasanjo, the wife of Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo, died after undergoing plastic surgery at a luxury clinic on the Costa del Sol.
24 October 2005
MARBELLA — Stella Obasanjo, the wife of Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo, died after undergoing plastic surgery at a luxury clinic on the Costa del Sol.
She was in Spain for an operation and apparently died of complications. No information has been given about the reason for the medical procedure, the BBC reported.
Mrs Obasanjo, 59, was a controversial figure who had ordered the arrest of a newspaper publisher earlier this year.
Orobosa Omo-Ojo was held after his newspaper, the Midwest Herald, ran an article entitled "Greedy Stella".
An autopsy is being carried out in Malaga on Monday before her body is returned home, Spanish officials have said.
They have said she was on a private visit to the southern town of Puerta Banus, near Marbella, and have not confirmed she had had an operation.
She underwent treatment at the exclusive Molding Clinic.
In a television broadcast announcing Mrs Obasanjo's death, presidential spokeswoman Remi Oyo said books of condolence had been opened at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Abuja, the State House Marina in Lagos, and at the president's home in Otta.
Olusegun Obasanjo had several wives before returning to power in 1999, but since he became president Stella had been considered his official wife.
Subject: Spanish news