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How Cairo Ojougboh Slumped, Died After S/Africa Scored AFCON Penalty As Tinubu Mourns 

More facts have emerged about the tragic death of a former member of the House of Representatives who represented the Ika Federal Constituency of Delta State, Dr Cairo Ojougboh, on Wednesday after South Africa scored a dying minute penalty against the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the AFCON semi-final match..

The All Progressive Congress, APC, chieftain was said to have passed away on as soon as the ball went into the net.

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 screamed  and slumped due to massive heart attack when SA scored.00 / However, the Publicity Secretary of Agbor Community Union, Mr Augustine Ekamagule, confirmed the death of the famous Delta politician.

He said, “According to the President General of the Agbor Community Union, Chief Laurence Onyeche, Ojougboh died in Abuja while watching the football match of Nigeria vs South Africa.

“He  was watching the semi-final match between Nigeria and South Africa on Wednesday. The South Africans had a penalty in the dying minute and when they scored the penalty against Nigeria, Dr Ojougboh screamed and then collapsed. And he died.”

Meanwhile, President Bola Tinubu has mourned the passing of the former Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Executive Director.

A statement by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Thursday, said that Ojougboh died on Wednesday.

Ngelale said that Ojougboh was a member of the House of Representatives (2003-2007) and a leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State.

The deceased slumped, and died while watching the semi-final match between the Super Eagles and Bafana Bafana of South Africa.

The Presidential aide said that Tinubu condoles with the Ojougboh family and the government and people of Delta over this tragic loss.

He said Tinubu prayed for the repose of the departed, and called on the family to find strength in God as well as in the cherished memories and legacy of the late. (NAN)



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