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The Crown has ruled out foul play in the death of a Canadian professional basketball player who was found dead in his apartment in Juffair.
Kenny Ejim, born in Brampton, Ontario in Canada, in 1994, played in the Kingdom this season with Al Najma Club.
The club confirmed his passing last week by posting an image of Ejim on social media with a ‘rest in peace’ message. Following extensive investigations, the prosecution announced that his death was due to natural causes after examining his body and hearing from witnesses, as well as his medical records.
“His body bore no signs of injury, while inquests revealed that the deceased was taking prescribed medication as he was coping with an illness.
The same drugs were found in his apartment,” the prosecution said in a statement.
Ejim had just played in a national championship match with Najma on Friday the week before his death.
According to multiple sources, the team was given a day off on Sunday after the game, but Ejim was absent from training on Monday night without informing the club of his absence.
His teammates tried to contact him but got no response.
Ejim’s professional colleague on Najma decided to come to his house the day he was found dead to check on him.
The teammate, who reportedly lives in the same building, received no response upon reaching Ejim’s apartment and decided to kick down the door.
That’s when Ejim’s body was found, the sources said.