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Nigerian Man Dies 24 Hours After Arriving UK For Master’s Degree

Chukwuani Victoria

A Nigerian man, identified as Saheed Wahab has reportedly died a day after relocating to the United Kingdom for his master’s degree.

Confirming the demise, Nigerians in the UK , in a statement via its official X handle on Wednesday, said Wahab, who arrived at Teesside University, UK, as a student on January 15, 2024, to start his program, reportedly died on Tuesday, January 16, 2024.

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The community further stated that it has reached out to the deceased’s family and has been granted permission for burial arrangements.

The statement read,

 “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 (January 16) afternoon in Teesside.

“May Almighty Allah forgive his sins and accept his return.

“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.”


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