Channels TV Head of Sports, Joe Ighile, collapsed on Friday night while presenting the 9′ O Clock live sports programme. 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 where he was latter confirmed dead.
Until his sudden demise, Ighile, 47 was Channels TV Head of Sports, he joined the organization in 2003.
We gathered that the 48-year-old graduate of the then Bendel State University, now Edo State University, Ekpoma, where he studied English and Literature just returned from South Africa where he had been covering the on-going 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).