NSF Delta 2022: Charles Aniagwu Describes Imo State Boxer’s Death As Unfortunate

By: Sunday Agunbiade (Mr. VAR)

Having put in place a reasonable measure of medical facilities and personnel by the organizers of the 21st edition of the National Sports Festival tagged Delta 2022, the Chairman of Media and Publicity for Delta State, Mr. Charles Aniagwu has described the death of the patriotic boxer, Chukwuemeka Ibanugo from Imo State, as unfortunate.

Aniagwu stated this on Wednesday evening at Media Centre in Asaba while briefing journalists covering the ongoing fiesta that the Delta State provided more than enough human and medical facilities that could arrest such unfortunate incidents”

“We lost one of the athletes who before then was participating in this festival. He is from the Imo State contingent and his name is Chukwuemeka Ibanugo. By records, he is 25 years old representing the state at 81kg category”.

“You have all seen the Medical Centre even here in this arena, you have also seen the number of ambulances. The same measure of Facilities is replicated in all our game centers. Now at the event where the boxing took place, we have ringside medical personnel that usually checks whether you are fit to continue the fight. A day before the fight, he came and was examined by the medical team his BP was not normal and he was asked to leave.”

” Thereafter, he returned after awhile his BP when they discovered that his BP was normal but was asked to come again for another test, and by the time the game started, they discovered that he had a little breathing from the nose. The medics wanted to stop the fight but of course, he was desirous of victory because if he stopped it at that time, his opponent had won”.

“His coach and his team were desirous of victory not knowing that other developers may have occurred internally. But at this time, it’s suggested that possibly what they called intracranial bleeding may have occurred by the time punching came and possibly led to some bleeding internally on his head. If it were to be a stroke, it is called an emoralic stroke in which the blood flows into the brain and it does take a long for such a person to pass on. He was immediately rushed to the clinic with a prepared ambulance to Asaba Hospital and at that time, he passed on. We were so pained, grief and as organizers of this event, we did all that we could. He wanted to be patriotic and he died not only for Imo State but for the entire nation “.

Thereafter, a minute’s silence was observed for the departed hero and they prayed for the reposed of the dead to rest in perfect peace. The 21st edition of the National Sports Festival starred on 28th December and will end on Saturday, 10th December 2022.
Sunday Agunbiade reporting live from Asaba

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  1. The Boxer Died Out Of Neglect From The Referee Of The Bout,And The Ring Side Doctor, Who Was Expected To Examine The Boxer's State Of Health
    In Particular,The Doctor Should Have Determined If,The Bout Should Be Continued Or Stopped
    Subsequently, He(Doctor), Will Then Advice The Referee To Stop The Fight,On The Ground That The Deceased Cannot Protect Himself
    So,The Referee Of The Fight,And The Ring Doctor Are Culpable,In The Boxers Death?
    This Writer Demands For A Corona's Inquest/Probe Of This Avoidable Death
    It Has Nothing To Do With Patriotism/The Will To Continue The Chase For A Medal,Against The Backdrop Of The Boxer's Life
    By Jack Moses Ekwe-Ekwe