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Monday, 12 June 2017

Ex-soldier slumps, dies after watching Super Eagles’ match

A retired soldier of the Nigerian Army , identified as Joseph Oloruntoju , slumped and died on Saturday after watching the Nation ’ s Cup qualifier between Nigeria and the Bafana Bafana of South Africa .

The Super Eagles lost 2 -0 to the South African side .

Oloruntoju , who was said to have retired from the army as a sergeant , reportedly left his residence at Ajipowo area of Akure and went to the Owena Army Barracks to watch the match along with his friends.

A source described the deceased as an ardent lover of Nigerian football , adding that he slumped shortly after the Eagles conceded the second goal .

He was reportedly rushed to an undisclosed private hospital where he was confirmed dead .

The Public Relations Officer of the 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigeria Army , Akure , Captain Ojo Adelegan, who confirmed the incident , said the man slumped in the barracks , but was not while watching football in the barracks .

He said, “ He is a retired sergeant. He has a shop at our mammy market ( in the barracks).

“It was discovered that his blood pressure was overshot . It was while our doctors were saving his life that he gave up the ghost. “

( NAN)