Tears as 22-Year-Old UNILAG Student Slumps, Dies While Playing Football on Campus

Tears as 22-Year-Old UNILAG Student Slumps, Dies While Playing Football on Campus

  • Simon Adokwu, a 22-year-old student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), has been confirmed dead
  • Adokwu was reported to have slumped and died while playing football on campus after returning from church on Sunday, November 13
  • The death of the student of the Department of Social Work, Faculty of Social Science, has been confirmed by the university management, with further details

Akoka, Lagos state - A student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) identified as Simon Adokwu has slumped and died while playing football at the institution's premises.

According to a report by PM News, the deceased was a student of the Department of Social Work, Faculty of Social Science, UNILAG.

University of Lagos (UNILAG) Student/ Simon Adokwu Slumped and Died/Football
UNILAG student, Simon Adokwu, 22, slumped and died while playing football at the institution's premises. Photo credit: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP
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He reportedly slumped and died on Sunday, November 13, while playing football after church service.

Legit.ng gathers that Adokwu was rushed to the medical centre, where the doctor on duty confirmed him dead.

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UNILAG confirms Adokwu's death, says he was sick

After confirming Adokwu's death, Alagba Ibraheem, UNILAG spokesperson, said the 22-year-old told his friends that he was sick before going to the pitch to play football.

She disclosed that he said he was still going to go ahead to 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,” the UNILAG spokesperson said.

Young lady, 20, gains admission into UNILAG but spends 4 years in 100 Level

In another report, many were stunned by a Nigerian university student who has allegedly spent four years at the 100-level.

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The lady known as Zainab made this known in a viral TikTok video. According to her, she gained admission to UNILAG at the age of 16, but she will soon clock 20 in the 100-level.

One of the reasons the lady gave for her delay is the incessant strikes by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Source: Legit.ng

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