Tragedy struck on Sunday in Iwo community of Osun State when a young man, identified as Shuaib Isola was allegedly beaten to death by another man while playing football.
A credible source informed our correspondent that the sad incident which occurred around 10.00 am inside the football pitch of St Mary’s Grammar School, Iwo caused apprehension due to the sudden death of the deceased.
Isola, who resided in Araromi area of Iwo was said to be playing football with others when one Ahmed Lateef approached him and a fight ensued between the duo.
According to the source, Ahmed, who lives around Atanda road also in Iwo community allegedly gave Shuaib some punches on the head and the latter collapsed while efforts made to resuscitate him failed.
Isola was subsequently rushed to General Hospital, Iwo, where he was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.
The family of the deceased later retrieved his corpse from the hospital and moved him to their family without allowing the conduct of autopsy on his remains.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Osun State Police Command, Mrs Yemisi Opalola confirmed the incident, disclosing that Ahmed had been arrested, saying the investigation was already ongoing over the incident.