Nigerian Man Diiies 24 hours After Arriving The UK For His Postgraduate Studies


A Nigerian national, Saheed Wahab has been confirmed dead a day after relocating to the United Kingdom to pursue his Master’s degree.

The deceased who hails from Kwara state began his studies at Teesside University in the United Kingdom on January 15, 2024, and died on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, according to Nigerians in the UK Community.

“Following the sad news we received regarding the death of Mr Saheed Wahab, a student at Teesside University who died a day after arriving in the United Kingdom from Nigeria. He was here to start an MSc qualification, but unfortunately he died on Tuesday (16th January) afternoon in Teesside. May Almighty Allah forgive his sins and accept his return.”  Nigerians in the UK Community wrote on its X handle.

The cause of death was however not stated.

“We have reached out to his wife and family members in Nigeria, and they’ve given us permission to act on their behalf and arrange a funeral service for him here in the United Kingdom. We’ve also been able to contact the coroner where his remains is. Following his death, his Janazah (funeral) arrangement has been scheduled to be held on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at Jamia Masjid Al Madina, 133a Waterloo Rd, Middlesbrough TS1 3JB. In view of the above, we’re soliciting for financial support towards his burial.” it added.

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