UNILAG Student, 22 Dies On Football Pitch

A 100 level student of the Department of Social Work, Faculty of Social Science, University of Lagos, UNILAG Simon Adokwu, has been confirmed dead while playing football game.

Vanguard gathered that Adokwu slumped and died while playing football on the premises of the school in Akoka, Lagos State.

The late student, after attending church service, went to play football at a field near the University’s Human Resource Development Centre.

He was said to be playing football with his colleagues when he suddenly slumped.

In a bid to rescue him, Adokwu’s colleagues rushed him to the medical centre where the doctor on duty confirmed him dead.

According to the university Public Relations Officer, Adejoke Alaga-Ibraheem, who confirmed the incident on Thursday, Adokwu, before going to the pitch to play football, told his friends that he was sick.

She said, “But he said he was still going to go ahead and play football. In the course of playing, his teammates turned around and noticed that he had slumped.

“They moved closer and tried to raise him but at that point, he was completely motionless. His friends took him to the medical centre, and they immediately tried to resuscitate him but unfortunately, he was dead.

“The DSA called his parents and when they came over, they said they would like to take his body but that is not our tradition. We still need to do an autopsy and post-mortem evaluation. At that point, we had to move his body to the LUTH, Idi-Araba,” she said.


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