On Sunday, Tragedy strikes at the University of Lagos, after Simon Adokwu slumped and died while playing football on the premises of the school and he was identified as a 100 level student of the Department of Social Works, Faculty of Social Science, in Akoka, Lagos State.
Reports getting to us that this horrible incident happened when he came back from church service and decided to go to a field near the University’s Human Resource Development Centre to play football with his colleagues.
During the course of the match l, he slumped and in a bid to rescue him, Adokwu’s colleagues rushed him to the medical centre where the doctor on duty confirmed him dead.
A friend of his who had a conversation with him before the incident has this to say 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.”