For Rear Admiral Alison Amaechina Madueke, cancer is a disease that afflicts him in horrific ways; it claimed his first wife and now his second wife, Diezani Alison-Madueke is down with cancer.
The latter, who is currently the subject of prosecution by British justice system over certain grievous allegations of fraud, is allegedly fighting to reclaim her life from the talons of the hideous disease.
As Diezani battles to expunge her soul of cancer and extricate herself from the quicksand of prosecution on fraud into which she sashayed with her eyes wide open, her husband, Rear Admiral Alison-Madueke, fights an equally daunting battle privately, at the home front.
Having lost his first wife to cancer, his second brush with the disease, dismounts his mind and enrages it.
Rear Admiral Alison-Madueke is indeed a troubled man. Just when he was struggling to take news about his wife’s imminent prosecution for fraud in good faith, the gravity of her purported cancer affliction dawned on him like a dark pall and hurts him deeply to see his second wife wither away to the disease that killed his first wife.
According to Diezani ’s interview with Bashorun Dele Momodu recently, “I called my only biological son, Chimezie, 14, in April this year and said to him Mummy has cancer… He asked me if Mummy was going to die”.