Para-Table Tennis Player Dies At Lagos Stadium

Para-Table Tennis Player Dies At Lagos Stadium

A para-table tennis player, Muritala Ibrahim, 42, has died at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, where he made home for many years.

Ibrahim, had represented Nigeria in several para-table tennis championships, including the Barcelona 1992 Olympics, Atlanta 1996 Olympics and Sydney 2000 Olympics and won silver medals in the three Games.

Security men at the stadium said on Monday that Ibrahim, was among people who had made the stadium their place of residence.

Ibrahim took ill on Sunday night and died shortly after.

The Lagos Liaison Officer of the National Sports Commission (NSC), Mr Tayo Oreweme, expressed shock over Ibrahim’s death and condoled with his relations.

Oreweme, however said that Ibrahim’s death could have been avoided if he had heeded to her advice that people should not sleep at the stadium premises.

She said that she was sad over the incident because the deceased might have got help when he fell ill if he was with his family.

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