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Para-powerlifting federation mourns four-time world champion, Paul Kehinde

The Para-Powerlifting Federation of Nigeria has expressed sadness over the death of Nigerian powerlifter, Paul Kehinde, who died in Lagos a few days ago.

World record holder, Paul Kehinde

The Para-Powerlifting Federation of Nigeria has expressed sadness over the death of Nigerian powerlifter, Paul Kehinde, who died in Lagos a few days ago.

Kehinde, until his death, was a four-time world champion.

President of the Nigeria Para-Powerlifting Federation, Ruel Ishaku, told journalists that the late Kehinde was a great ambassador of the country, and the entire paralympic family would miss him.

Ruel, however, urged the sporting world to disregard a recent statement credited to impeached former president of Para-Powerlifting, Mrs. Queen Uboh, claiming that late Kehinde was not given a befitting burial.

He described it as cheap blackmail coming from a ‘disgruntled fellow.’

According to Ruel, the late world champion died on November 18 and was buried the following day, November 19, stating that the sports ministry sent a delegation led by Secretary-General of the Federation, Mr. Peter Njoku, and other board members to the burial.

Meanwhile, President Paralympic Committee of Nigeria, Brig. Gen Emico Eruwa, has equally expressed shock on the death of the Nigerian lifter, stating that the PCN family will continue to miss him.