Leadership (Abuja)

9 February 2013

Nigeria: DJ Slumps, Dies Watching Mali - Nigeria Match

An in-house DJ of Ikoyi Club 1938 and top executive of Disc Jockey Association of Nigeria (DJAN),Mr. Tony Iruobe known as DJ Tony slumped as a result of excitement from the heroic display of the Super Eagles during the seminal final match against Mali last Wednesday.

LEADERSHIP WEEKEND gathered that Iruobewhile shouting, goal...with other viewers slumped after the Super Eagles scored the first goal. He was said to have been battling with hypertension for a long time.

All efforts to revive him allegedly proved abortive as he was pronounced dead by the doctors who attended to him in theclub.

The first daughter of the deceased, Katherine Iruobe,told our correspondent that she had not recovered from the shock. "It is still like a dream that my father is late. I was call at 5pm by Ikoyi Club management.

On getting there, I was told that my dad was in coma. I was told that when Nigeria scored the first goal, that was 4.17pm and everybody screamed, he joined the crowd and slumped. They tried to revive him but he died. My father was a great man and had passion for children. He had interest in other people," she said amidst tears.

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