A former member of the House of Representatives who represented the Ika Federal Constituency of Delta State, Dr Cairo Ojougboh, is dead. The politi
A former member of the House of Representatives who represented the Ika Federal Constituency of Delta State, Dr Cairo Ojougboh, is dead.
The politician, who was a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, was said to have passed away on Wednesday evening while watching the AFCON semi-finals match between Nigeria and South Africa.
A source close to the politician said, “Cairo Ojougboh, a medical doctor died during the Nigeria vs.South Africa match. The incident happened when the penalty was awarded against Nigeria. Dr Ojougboh was said to have shouted and slumped due to massive heart attack when SA scored.”
All efforts to revive him were not fruitful.
It was around that 3am. the family announced his death.
Similarly, a member of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, serving in Adamawa State died during the penalty shootouts of the match between Nigeria and South Africa on Wednesday evening.
The corps member identified only as Samuel from Kaduna State, allegedly passed away just before the final kick which secured Nigeria’s win in the match, The Nation reports.
A witness recounted the event on a social media post.
“We lost one Nigerian during our victory celebration over South Africa at our sports viewing centre here in Numan. The corps member who is serving in Numan from Kaduna State fainted before the kick of the winning goal. He died before they could reach the hospital in Numan. May his soul rest in peace.”
Also, the NYSC Coordinator in Adamawa State, Jingi Dennis, on Thursday, said the corps member was confirmed dead at the General Hospital in Numan.
Dennis said, “I received the news of his death last night. I hope to have more details today. According to his colleagues who went with him to watch the match, the late corps member told the people around him that he did not like watching penalty shootouts. He then bowed his head and all of a sudden, he collapsed. He was confirmed dead at the General Hospital in Numan by the doctor.”
Also, the Deputy Bursar of Kwara State University Malete, Alhaji Ayuba Abdullahi died while watching the semi-finals between Nigeria and South Africa.
Nigeria won the match against South Africa by 4-2 goals on penalties after regulation and extra time ended 1-1.
Sources close to the deceased but who spoke on condition of anonymity said Abdullahi went to a sports centre in the Sango area before he started feeling uneasy.
One of the sources said, “The Deputy Bursar watched the Nigeria/South Africa match from the beginning till the end of the extra time, till it was time for a penalty kick. He complained that he was feeling dizzy, so he said he needed to go back home and rest not knowing that his BP had gone up. On getting home, he collapsed and was rushed to a private hospital in Sango and he was referred to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital and before he could be attended to, he died.
He was since been buried on Thursday morning according to Islamic rites.