In Osun, Man dies after being punched by another person while playing football

A man identified as Shuaib Isola has died after he was punched by another person, Ahmed Lateef during a fight in Iwo, Iwo local government area of Osun State on Sunday.

According to The Punch, the incident happened around 10am at the playground of the St. Mary’s Grammar School, Iwo.

The deceased and others were said to be playing football, when an argument broke out and he suddenly got into a fight with one Ahmed Lateef.

Isola was said to have collapsed after he was punched by Lateef.

When contacted by The Punch, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident.

She said one person had been arrested in connection with the incident.

Opalola stated, “One Shuaib Isola of the Araromi area, Iwo, and others were playing football at the St. Mary’s Grammar School, Iwo, when one Ahmed Lateef engaged him in a fight.

“Lateef reportedly gave the deceased a punch and he collapsed. Isola was later rushed to the General Hospital, Iwo, where he was pronounced dead.

“The family of the deceased evacuated his corpse and declined autopsy. But investigation will continue into the incident.”

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