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Friday, January 7, 2011

Comedian I Go Dye beaten up at PDP rally in Delta State

Francis Agoda, popularly known as  I  Go Dye  was few days ago beaten up by some security personnel at the President Goodluck Jonathan-led Warri campaign for former Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan.

Here's how Vanguard is reporting it 

I Go Dye and his friends including I Go Save, Oguns Baba and his manager  were allegedly brutalised by a group of  military personnel led  by a senior officer  at the Warri Stadium when they were about to mount the stage to perform.

We gathered that trouble ensued  when the comedian was called on stage by the compere, Ali baba,  and was  on his way to the stage when the overzealous colonel approached him.  I Go Dye responded  by introducing himself and those with  him to the colonel, including Oguns Baba, a fellow comedian, I Go Save  and his manager but  unknown  to him the army officer had a different agenda.
The officer pushed I Go Dye backward which led to the comedian losing balance and fell on  the ground but before he could regain his balance, other low ranking officers attached to the colonel descended on I Go Dye and beat him mercilessly.

The beating continued unabated  to the extent that Oguns Baba’s head  was torn  by the rampaging soldiers.
We gathered that all entreaties to the officer and his men to let  go off I Go Dye and his colleagues fell on deaf ears which led other  artistes at the venue including the compere, Ali Baba walking out of the venue en masse.

Also in a show of solidarity, market women and other who had gathered at the venue left in protest.
The incident which occurred at the Warri stadium venue of the final campaign for former governor Emanuel Uduaghan re-elections bid for Saturday’s  re-run election  led to droves of people leaving the venue of the campaign.
I Go Dye who confirmed the incident to Weekend Groove on phone said he had already informed  his lawyers to take legal action against  the Nigerian Army unless  they send a written apology within seven days.

“ I confirm the story to be true. The soldiers beat me blue and black. Right now, I’m on my way to the hospital; And as I am talking to you, I have also instructed my lawyer to file a suit against the Nigerian Army unless they apologise in writing within a period of seven days,” I Go Dye stated.
Also confirming the incident, the Master of Ceremony, Ali Baba described what transpired at the Warri stadium as the height of callousness.

“I had just called up I Go Dye to come on stage when a certain Colonel BA Mohammed  approached  with his friends including Oguns Baba, I Go Save and his manager. I Go Dye had thought the Army officer had wanted  to ask him some questions but pushed him which led to his losing his balance and hitting the ground. What followed that incident  was a like a scene from horror movie,” Ali Baba stated
“ It was  the height of callousness. I didn’t know that  an Army officer of the rank of a Colonel could display such callousness. The incident led all of us to leave the stadium because the officer refused  to apologise.”

Sad news. Ex-Super Eagles Player, Uche Okafor dies at 43

Former Nigeria international, Uche Okafor, 43, was found dead at his Dallas, Texas home in the United States of America (USA) early Thursday January 6th.

Ben Iroha, a former Nigerian team-mate of Uche between 1990 and 1994, told that he received the shock news via a telephone conversation from the United States that the 43-year-old has died. “Seriously I still find it hard to believe when I got the call from the US yesterday (Thursday) evening. This is a really sad way to begin the year,” said Iroha.

Iroha added that he is yet to know what really transpired up to the death of his former teammate. “I am yet to know what happened. But I feel so sad to hear this because he was a very marvelous friend and brother,” said the former Heartland assistant coach.

However, there are still no details concerning surrounding the death of the former winner of the Africa Cup of Nations. The former Nigerian footballer was said to have taken his daughter to school early Thursday and was later found dead in his US home.

The police in the United States are said to have cordoned off the home of Okafor, as a coroner is carrying out an inquest into circumstance surrounding his death.

Okafor’s professional career began at defunct ACB of Lagos before he moved to KRC Mechelen.
The late Nigerian player has also played for Hannover 96 before ending his career at Sporting Kansas City, formerly known as Kansas City Wizards.

Late Okafor also featured in one of the four matches of Nigeria’s Super Eagles at the 1994 Fifa World Cup in the USA. He was also a football pundit on African football for ESPN until his death.

So sad! May his soul rest in peace. 

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