Nigeria’s ‘tallest’ man, Afeez Agoro, is dead

Nigeria’s tallest man, Afeez Agoro, 47, has been reported dead on Wednesday after developing health complications following hip surgery for his chronic hip arthritis treatment, which would see his ball and socket joint replaced.

Penpushing reports that the chairman of the Akoka Community Development Association (CDA), Segun Adesanya, where the Agoro lived, confirmed his death on Thursday, adding that it was sad a promising young man passed on.

The late Agoro it is recalled had earlier in May, solicited N5 million from the public for his chronic hip arthritis treatment which would see his ball and socket joint replaced, was hospitalised on Wednesday after developing health complications

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Penpushing further reports that Agoro, a computer science graduate from the University of Lagos, said the ailment was challenging as it left him bedridden for eight months, and at 19, he discovered that he had Acromegaly, known commonly as gigantism.

Penpushing also reports that the tallest man, who had a show called ‘I am Agoro’ airing exclusively on Linda Ikeji TV, said he could not walk again and that getting the required operation would help him get back on his feet.

The former model was born in Sabo Yaba, Lagos State, on 13, December 1975, and was previously recognised as the tallest man in Nigeria, but at 2.25 meters (7 ft 5 in), he stood shorter than his 2.41 meters (7 ft 11 in) compatriot, Abiodun Adegoke, who is likely the tallest man in Nigeria.

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