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Olympian Okorodudu Dies, Hospital Seizes Corpse Over Unpaid Medical Bill

Former Nigerian boxer, Jeremiah ‘Jerry’ Okorodudu, has died at a private hospital in Lagos on Wednesday night after battling with foot ulcer that left him bedridden for weeks.

The news of his death was confirmed by his wife, Adenike, who expressed her grief and the distressing situation surrounding his passing. Despite the devastating loss, she emphasized the urgency of raising the required funds to lay her husband to rest.

Adenike said the hospital was not willing to release her husband’s corpse until the outstanding N600,000 medical bill is paid.

However, it was reported that Okorodudu’s condition had shown signs of improvement after being transferred between multiple hospitals due to financial constraints. Eventually, he was admitted to the Lawanson hospital, where he eventually meets his untimely demise.

Throughout his illustrious career, Okorodudu proudly represented Nigeria at the 1984 Olympic Games held in Los Angeles, competing in the middleweight category. His remarkable talent and dedication to the sport earned him a gold medal at the Oluyole 1979 National Sports Festival in Ibadan.

His medical predicament began in 2020 with a boil affliction that affected his mobility. He then had a successful surgery at Dans Hospital, Ikorodu, Lagos.

But his health condition relapsed after he was diagnosed with foot ulcer and suffered a stroke. The former boxer’s medical journey began in 2020 when he was afflicted with a painful boil that severely affected his mobility.

He underwent a successful surgery at Dan’s Hospital in Ikorodu, Lagos. However, his health took a turn for the worse when he was diagnosed with a debilitating foot ulcer and suffered a stroke, leading to a relapse in his condition.

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