•Accuses Edo Govt, NFF of owing him

By Simon Ebegbulem

Coach Amodu Shuaibu’s cousin who was with him throughout Friday, Ankari Afegbua, a lawyer said he believed his brother may have died out of frustration as he was  owed by Edo state government and the Nigeria Football Federation.

“Apart from that pain he said he had on his chest, he was okay only for us to wake him up this morning to do the normal fasting and he was met dead.

“I think he died out of frustration because his financial status was not okay. He was complaining of not being paid and he was having difficulties to maintain himself and his immediate family. I think the purpose of his being in Benin was to put

up a bill for his payment. He is being owed by NFF and the Edo state government.

“While talking yesterday, he was talking about how a Muslim should live his or her life and how he should be buried. He is a true Muslim. He believed in Islamic faith and that is why we said we will not leave him in the mortuary because by Islamic faith, you are not expected to be embalmed or be put in the mortuary” he stated.

Shuaibu was later laid to rest in his home town Okpella according to Islamic rites. He is survived by his aged mother, a wife and eight children.


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