Ifeanyi George, late Enugu Rangers striker, laid to rest in Lagos

Ifeanyi George, late Enugu Rangers striker, laid to rest in Lagos

- Ifeanyi George died in a ghastly motor accident on Sunday, March 22

- The remains of the star striker was committed to mother earth in Lagos

- Late George was reportedly buried at the Atan cemetery Yaba on Saturday, March 28

The remains of late Enugu Rangers striker, Ifeanyi George, was laid to rest at Atan cemetery Yaba, Lagos State on Saturday, March 28, EmzzySport reports, cited on Twitter.

The assistant captain died in a ghastly motor accident while returning to his base on Sunday, March 22, 2020.

The ex-Enyimba of Aba striker was in the car with two others who were also killed in the incident. They were said to be returning home when the tragic incident occurred.

George's body was reportedly moved from Abudu, Edo State, to Lagos on Thursday, March 26 according to the family wishes.

It was gathered that just ten people were allowed to be at the cemetery where Ifeanyi was buried because of the rampaging coronavirus.

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Ifeanyi George made his international debut for Nigeria in 2017 against Benin and made two international caps. He was aged 26.

Club chairman Davidson Owumi stated that the management of Rangers has contacted the insurance company responsible for them to make quick preparation on the compensation process.

According to him, the insurance brokers have been informed about the untimely death of the player in a bid to activate the life insurance compensation so as to have the family of Ifeanyi George fully compensated.

Meanwhile a report cited by EmzzySport stated that the body of late Emmanuel Ogbu who was also killed in that fatal accident was however moved to his home town, Onitsha Aka Eze in Ohaozalla, Ebonyi State, where he was buried on Thursday, March 26, with only the family members allowed to witness his internment.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Dayo Ojo of Enyimba and Benjamin Iluyomade of Abia Comets have been released by their abductors after three days in captivity.

The pair were abducted at Ipele town, after Ifon in Ondo state while returning home following the suspension of the league, cited on Twitter.

Emmanuel James who was also caught in the web managed to escape the attack, but the two others were whisked away into an unknown destination.

Nigerian Professional Football League clubs Enyimba of Aba and Abia Comets were reportedly told to pay N20million for the release of their players who were kidnapped on Sunday, March 22. Barely 72 hours in captivity, Enyimba football club stated that the players have been released, also cited on Twitter.

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Source: Legit.ng

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