Sad Day As Promising Nigerian Born Footballer Shot Dead by Police in United Kingdom

Sad Day As Promising Nigerian Born Footballer Shot Dead by Police in United Kingdom

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:42 PM
  • Kelvin Odichukumma Igweani who was a Nigerian footballer died in the United Kingdom after been shot by police
  • Police are said to have been alerted to a disturbance at house in Milton Keynes where the Nigerian was killed
  • Igweani was reported to have killed a neighbor and held a child captive before the arrival of the Police

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Nigerian born footballer Kelvin Odichukumma Igweani has been gunned down by police in the United Kingdom after a neighbor was found dead in his apartment in an heartbreaking scene.

There are many Nigerian players playing football in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world with some dreaming to the play for the Super Eagles or the country where they grew up.

According to the report on Daily Mail and UK Sun, Kelvin Odichukumma Igweani was said to have fought with a 38-year-old man known as Richard Woodcock and also held a toddler captive.

Kelvin Odichukumma Igweani
Nigerian born footballer Kelvin Odichukumma Igweani shot dead. Photo: UK Sun
Source: UGC

Initially, Police wanted to arrest the Nigerian player, but all their efforts were futile and left with no other option than to engage on firing Kelvin Igweani.

Police Reaction

The report added that Police confirmed the incident happened on Saturday, June 26 at about 9.40am before the Nigerian footballer was shot at the scene and he died immediately.

"Richard Woodcock from the neighbouring property had gone to the address to help save a young boy as it was believed he was still in the property and at risk of significant harm.”

Earlier, had reported how Theophilus Ugwu's chances of playing football came to an abrupt end after he was sentenced to death in Vietnam on Tuesday, May 25.

The 23-year-old was nabbed for trafficking about six kilos of methamphetamine valued at around N413k from Cambodia to the Asian country.

He was caught by the police on March 8, 2020, illegally transporting 12 bags of narcotic substances and a little over a year later, the People's Court of the Western province of Tay Ninh sentenced him.

Ugwu was said to have arrived in Cambodia in February 2020 as a soccer player and met a fellow African who promised to help him play for one of the famous clubs in the country.

He was contacted to deliver a package from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) on the day.

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