Ladi Martins, the older brother of Nigeria international Obafemi Martins, died Monday in Lagos of suspected heart problem. MTNFootball.com learnt that Martins has struggled to eat normally for the past few days and when he finally had a meal Sunday morning, and laterin the evening he began complaining of heart problem.
He gave up the ghost at Doren Hospital in Ajah on the outskirts of Lagos the following day.
Obafemi Martins confirmed the shock passing away of his 27-year-old brother who also played professionally in Europe for some time.
Family member Otunba Kay David Lawson announced that Ladi will be buried at Victoria Garden Cemetery in Ajah, outskirts of Lagos, later Tuesday.
This is yet another personal tragedy for ‘Oba-goal’, whose mother was killed in a horrific car accident in Lagos a few years ago.