A yet-to-be identified footballer has slumped and died while playing at the Green Field Football Ground in the Lekki area of Lagos.
SP Benjamin Hundeyin, Police Public Relations Officer gave an update on his Twitter handle on Monday.
The spokesman noted that officers from Maroko police division brought the information to the state command.
The PPRO said the 31-year old relatively unknown soccer player died at about 6.30 p.m. on Friday.
The deceased was rushed to Ever Care Hospital in Lekki where he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.
“Based on the report, a team of detectives visited the football scene and the hospital where the corpse was inspected and photographs taken.
“The corpse has been deposited at a public morgue for autopsy. Meanwhile, investigation is in progress,” Hundeyin said.
The officer advised members of the public, particularly sports persons, not to push their limits and go regular medical check-up.
Footballer slumps, dies on Lekki pitch in Lagos