UNILAG student Adokwu slumps, dies while playing football


University of Lagos, UNILAG

A student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Simon Adokwu, has slumped and died while playing football at the premises of the institution.

Adokwu is from the Department of Social Work, Faculty of Social Science, UNILAG.

He reported died on Sunday. He was said to have gone playing football after the church service and slumped.

According to The Punch, he was rushed to the medical centre where the doctor on duty confirmed him dead.

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Alagba Ibraheem, Public Relations Officer, UNILAG confimed the death of Adokwu, saying that the 22-year-old, before going to the pitch to play football, told his friends that he was sick.

She added that he said he was still going to go ahead and play football, adding that 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,” she said.

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