Izu Joseph Slain Shooting Stars defender to be buried December 3

Shooting Stars on Monday, November 14 announced that the defender will be finally laid to rest in December.

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Izu Joseph play Izu Joseph to be buried in December (Twitter/Shooting Stars )
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Late Shooting Stars defender, Izu Joseph will be laid to rest on Saturday, December 3 according to the Nigeria professional Football League (NPFL) club.

Joseph died on Sunday, October 16, 2016, after he was shot by men of the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Rivers State at the Okarki community, in the Ahoada West area of Rivers State.

Izu Joseph play Izu Joseph was shot dead by men of the JTF back in October (NPFL)

 

The defender was a regular for Shooting Stars as they finished 14  in the just concluded NFPL season. He scored two goals.

Shooting Stars on Monday, November 14 announced that the defender will be finally laid to rest in December.

 

Details of the funeral plans have not been revealed yet but the late defender might actually be buried before investigations are concluded on the circumstances that led to his death.

The defender was killed during a raid of what the army called a ‘cultist shrine’ by the JTF.

The killing has generated a lot of interest and controversy with conflicting version of what really happened on that fateful day,

While the army insists that Joseph was killed on suspicion of being a cultist, an eyewitness claimed that the defender showed men of the JTF his identity card before he was shot and killed.

The eyewitness claimed that she saw the JTF men shoot a guy in the leg during the raid.

Another unidentified witness who claim to be a cultist, however, said that he was with the late footballer at the cultist shrine called ‘Ghetto’ when men of the JTF raided the place.

The Army says a formal report will be presented at the end of the investigation.

An eye witness who is not identified claimed that the defender showed men of the JTF his ID card before he was shot.

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