Private Hospital Seizes Corpse of Nigerian Boxer Jeremiah Okorodudu Over Unpaid Medical Bills

Boxer Jeremiah Okorodudu
Boxer Jeremiah Okorodudu 

The Nigerian sports community is in mourning following the passing of Jeremiah Okorodudu, a former Nigerian boxer who represented the country at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games. However, his family is now facing an additional challenge as the c0rpse of the late boxer has been seized by a private hospital in Lawandon, Lagos due to unpaid medical bills.

Okorodudu had been battling a foot ulcer that left him bedridden for weeks before passing away on Wednesday night. His wife, Adenike, revealed that the hospital is demanding the payment of N600,000 before releasing his body. This has caused distress for his family who now have to find a way to pay the outstanding medical bill.

Okorodudu's health challenges began in 2020 with a boil affliction that affected his mobility. He then had a successful surgery at Dans Hospital, Ikorodu, Lagos. However, his health later relapsed after he was diagnosed with a foot ulcer and suffered a stroke.

Vice President of the Nigeria Boxing Federation, Azania Omo-Agege, who confirmed Okorodudu's passing, had sent some money to his wife on Tuesday for his hospital bill. Agege expressed his sadness at the boxer's passing and the unfortunate situation surrounding his c0rpse.

Okorodudu was a gold medallist at the Oluyole 1979 National Sports Festival in Ibadan, and his passing is a great loss to the Nigerian sports community. The situation surrounding his c0rpse is a reminder of the need for adequate healthcare and support for athletes and their families, especially in their time of need.