UNILAG Student Slumps and Dies during a Football March

The University of Lagos has confirmed the death of one of its students, Simon Adokwu who slumped and died last Sunday, November 13.

According to reports, the first-year student of the Department of Social Work, Faculty of Social Science, had gone to the field near the University’s Human Resource Development Centre to play football with his peers shortly after returning from church.

UNILAG student slumps and dies during a football march

He was said to have slumped during the football march and was immediately rushed to the medical school center where the doctor on duty confirmed him dead.

The University’s Public Relations Officer, Alagba Ibraheem, said the other footballers claimed the deceased mentioned he was sick but insisted he will go ahead to play some football.

She added that the deceased parents were alerted after the incident his body has been deposited at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba where an autopsy and post-mortem evaluation is expected to be carried out on him.

Late Simon ran a delivery business in the Akoka area to support himself through school.

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