NiDCOM condoles with family of Nigerian teen, who died in London

with family of Nigerian teen

The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has described the death of 19- year old Richard Okorogheye in London as very sad and painful.

Dabiri-Erewa said this in a statement by  NiDCOM’s Head, Media and Public Relations, Mr Abdur-Rahman Balogun, on Thursday in Abuja.

The chairman said that the circumstances of Okorogheye’s   sudden disappearance and eventual death was very disturbing and heartbreaking.

The NiDCOM boss, who consoled the parents , family and friends, prayed God to grant the deceased  eternal rest and grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.

She said Okorogheye, who was  declared missing since March 22, was found dead by Police authorities in the  UK on  April 7 in a pond in Essex.

The 19-year-old, who had sickle cell disease, had not been seen by his family since March 22 when he left their home in Ladbroke Grove.

A post-mortem found no evidence of physical trauma or assault while the cause of death was  pending as further investigations were ongoing. (NAN)

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