How Coach Shuaibu Amodu Died


A cousin to the late Shuaibu Amodu, Kazeem Afegbua who is also the Commissioner of Information in Edo, Kazeem Afegbua, has given a vivid description of how the late coach died.


Shuaibu-Amodu-deathHe said Amodu died in his sleep at about 4 a.m. on Saturday. He said Amodu who led prayers before the family went to bed Friday night only complained of chest pains and a doctor was called to the house to check him.

“He was checked and certified okay and they all went to bed. “He was actually a BP (high blood pressure) patient and his BP last (Friday) night when the doctor checked was 140/100. The doctor only warned him to stop fasting. “After the prayers, he went to bed but asked that he should be wakened up at 4 a.m. to prepare for the fasting. “It was around 4 a.m. when they tried to wake him to prepare for the fasting that they saw him dead. That was all. He didn’t wake up,” Afegbua said.

Amodu’s body will be moved to Okpella Saturday morning for burial according to Muslim rites.