Divine Oduduru provisionally suspended, faces six-year ban
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on February 10, 2023
Nigeria’s national record-holder in 200 meters, Divine Oduduru, has been suspended from competition indefinitely by the Athletics Integrity Unit over two anti-doping violations.
Oduduru, who now stands the risk of being banned for six years, has been charged with the possession and attempted use of multiple prohibited substances.
It was gathered that the AIU is a disciplinary arm of the world athletics governing body, World Athletics.
This development is the latest in Nigeria’s low moments in track and field, coming about a year after the 11-year ban imposed on former national team captain Blessing Okagbare.
The AIU is linking Oduduru to Okagbare’s misdemeanor, which was said to have occurred just before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in 2021, with more details yet to be unraveled