Man knocked down by vehicle in Toronto identified as Nigerian Footballer John Obi Mikel

John Obi Mikel
John Obi Mikel

Man who was knocked down by a Honda Civic vehicle in Canada yesterday sadly dies in hospital.

He passed away this morning – after sustaining serious injuries following the incident yesterday.

The man has been identified as John Obi Mikel, Nigerian Footballer.

The Nigerian Embassy in Canada has confirmed the identity of the 32 year old former Super Eagles captain and said they were aware of his visit to Toronto, Canada.

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John Obi Mikel sustained injuries when a Honda Civic vehicle knocked him down after it failed brakes in front of the Toronto Mall yesterday.

He was rushed to the hospital but passed on due to life-threatening injuries.

Police have launched an investigation into the incident but preliminary reports by the Police show that the vehicle failed brakes.

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