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Kenyan Guard Dies At Qatar World Cup Stadium


A 24-year-old Kenyan security guard, John Njau Kibue has suffered critical injuries after falling from an upper floor at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar.

Naija News reports that John died three days after he was discovered and rushed to the intensive care unit.

The organizers of the World Cup said that they have launched an investigation to ascertain the cause of the tragedy.

Kibue fell during the early hours of Saturday, hours after Argentina beat the Netherlands in the quarterfinals.

“Stadium medical teams immediately attended the scene and provided emergency treatment before he was transferred to Hamad Medical Hospital’s intensive care unit,” said an organising committee spokesperson.

“We regret to announce that, despite the efforts of his medical team, he sadly passed away in hospital on Tuesday 13 December, after being in the intensive care unit for three days.”

The death adds to the toll at World Cup stadiums since Qatar was awarded the tournament in 2010.

Police Arrest, Detain Officer For Beating Truck Driver To Death

Meanwhile, the Rivers State command of the Nigeria Police Force has confirmed the arrest of one of its personnel over alleged involvement in the murder of a civilian in the state.

It was gathered that a truck driver identified as Cosmos Ozioko and his brother were assaulted and mercilessly beaten by some policemen in Elele in the state’s Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.

The event reportedly led to the death of Ozioko. The deceased’s family are said to have reported the incident, demanding justice for his death.

Naija News learnt that the officers involved were five in number. They are said to have intercepted a motorcycle, popularly known as Okada, conveying Cosmos and his brother, Kingsley, while the duo were returning to their workplace at about 7:40 pm on Sunday.

Narrating the incident to newsmen earlier, Kingsley explained that their truck was parked near Reliable Farm, where they work, saying the cops literally stripped them in the name of searching even when nothing incriminating was found on them.

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According to him, he and his brother were beaten to a pulp and that Cosmos passed out and eventually died.