A female teacher at the Asagba Secondary School, Asaba, the Delta State capital, Lovett Ighorodhe has died in her quest to clinch one of the prize monies in a 10-kilometre walk competition organised by Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa for residents of the state between the age of 55 and 70.
The walk, tagged: ‘Walk to Health’, which was held on Monday, was one of the events lined up for Okowa’s inauguration with first, second and third wining N3m, N2m and N1m respectively.
Lovett, a single mother of three, according to report, had no overt tell-tale sign of having any serious health issue and partook in the race with the hope of winning one of the prizes.
The starting point was Abraka junction from where the runners went through Dennis Osadebay Way, Nnebisi Road, Anwai Road to the Government House where the race terminated.
Late Lovett, who worked at the Guidance and Counselling unit had barely done two kilometres when she slumped, prompting medics to rush to the scene and later rushed her to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Meanwhile, Dr Toju Eresanara breasted the tape, winning the star prize of N3m with Mr Hyacinth Osuhor and Mr Ojubana Peter, second and third respectively.