The personal assistant to Nigerian-born Leicester City player, Kelechi Iheanacho on Saturday died in a ghastly motor accident.
The victim, David Nwachukwu, was said to be the Super Eagles player’s closest confidant.
Nwachukwu, who hailed from Ohaji/Egbema area of Imo State, the same area with the footballer was in a pathfinder jeep when the deadly accident occurred.
An eyewitness told our correspondent that the incident happened beside Alvana modern secondary school, located along Owerri-Onitsha Expressway in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
He was riding alone and was said to be on high speed when the crash occurred.
A source said that the deceased ram into a stationary articulated vehicle and died on the spot.
His remains had been deposited in a morgue, our correspondent gathered.
His neighbours, Paulcy Iwuala and Abuoma Ozurigbo, confirmed his death.
Ozurigbo said “What a black Saturday. Just yesterday at our Estate we (David Nwachukwu and him) discussed how we were going to fly together to Abuja soon because your friend, Kelechi Iheanacho, is coming back.
“What a life. This one hurts badly.”
Iwuala, described, Nwachukwu, as a good person who would be missed by everybody who knew him.
Iwuala said “This is very difficult to bear. He was a very good guy. He used to live opposite me. We lived in the same estate. Kelechi Iheanacho would be devastated by this loss. They were very close. They grew up together. He virtually does everything for Kelechi Iheanacho in Nigeria.”