Head of Sports for Channels Television Joe Ighile collapsed while presenting the 9’0clock Sports programme live.
After introducing the programme, Joe told the crew that he was feeling uncomfortable and asked to take a break. He stepped out of the studio for some fresh air and collapsed a few minutes later. He was immediately rushed to the hospital, few minutes on his arrival to the hospital, he was pronounced dead.
Joe was a staff of the station for nine years & just returned from South Africa where he had been covering the on-going 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Ighile is survived by his wife, Ngozi, and two children, Favour and Mercy. May his gentle soul rest in peace....amen!