A fresh student of the University of Lagos, UNILAG , Simeon Adokwu, reportedly slumped and died while playing football on the premises of the institution in Akoka, Lagos State last Sunday, November 13.
The deceased, who was admitted to study Social Work in the Faculty of Social Science after attending church service, went to play football at a field near the University’s Human Resource Development Centre.
Simeon 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.
Confirming the incident the Varsity’s Public Relations Officer, Alagba Ibraheem, said the 22-year-old, before going to the pitch to play, told his friends that he was sick.
“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.”