Reports from the Lagos State Sports Commission say an athlete with the Dodan Warriors Basketball Academy Oke Ayobami, died on Tuesday 29 September, 2015 while training alone on the Basketball Court of Rowe Park Sports Centre, Yaba, Lagos.
Ayobami, the 22 years old athlete, allegedly collapsed while training alone on the court and was attended to immediately by the Lagos State Sports Commission, Sports Medicine Centre Medical Team that were also located within Rowe Park Sports Centre.
A press statement signed by Filade Olumide from the the Lagos State Sports Commission said the athlete gave up after Several attempts to resuscitate him.
Abayomi, according to the press release, was immediately transported with an ambulance to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja for further medical attention.
“At LASUTH Emergency Unit, Dr. Kayode Michael, Head of Sports Medicine Directorate of Lagos State Sports Commission along with a Consultant immediately attended to the patient who was confirmed Brought – In – Dead (BID)”, Filade said.
He further hinted that the officials of the Lagos State Sports Commission and the Dodan Warriors Basketball Academy Coach have since briefed the parents of the deceased, while his remains has been deposited at the mortuary awaiting coronary inquest to ascertained the cause of death.
The Director General of Lagos State Sports Commission, Mr. Ayo Agbesanwa along with other top officials have since officially visited the family of the deceased athlete to commiserate with them.