NIGERIAN BORN FOREIGN BASED STUDENT ALLEGEDLY DROWNS; FAMILY SUSPECTS FOUL PLAY
An 18 year old Nigerian born, Knowledge Uzochi Ndubueze is said to have drowned in a lake in Russia.
A Student of Yugoslavia state medical University in Russia only moved to the country in 2018 following his admission into the institution.
My son’s movement to Russia is through right and appropriate means . He has his papers intact. His passport too and Visa where legally processed. It was education that took him to Russia . ” The proper thing is for an Investigation to be conducted into the circumstances surrounding his death and those culpable if any made to face the full weight of the law .
But on the 9th of July, 2020, the family back in Nigeria got a call from Russia informing it of the son’s sudden demise.
His father, a lecturer at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture says the manner of his sons alleged death was suspicious and is therefore calling for a thorough investigation into the situation.
He said “the family received a call at 3:30pm July 9th 2020 that the first son Knowledge Uzochi Ndubueze is dead in Russia.
” It was his guardian who stays at St Petersburg ; another city different from Yugoslavia State where the boy was studying that called me and told me that my son is dead, when I asked him what happened, he told me he was not there with him to actually say what happened.
” But according to unverified source that spoke to him (The guardian), he learnt that the boy went for a picnic with others at a lake where the boy got drowned and died instantly.”
According to Professor Ndubueze Amaechi “The news of my son’s death is rather unfortunate because we did not hear that he was sick, he has no previous sickness so we suspect a foulplay in the whole incidence and an attempt to use drowning to cover up , how can someone just call me and say Knowledge Uzochi Ndubueze is dead like that?” amidst tears.
” We are pleading with the Federal Executive Council led by President Muhammadu Buhari, The Executive Governor of Abia State Dr Okezie Ikpeazu and Senators Enyinnaya Abaribe, Orji Uzor Kalu and Theodore Ahamefula Orji to intervene and order for an appropriate Investigation into this death as it is rather unfortunate.
“The chairman of Nigeria In Diaspora Commission Mrs Abike Dabiri Erewa, Nigerian Ambassador to Russia and other well meaning Nigerians should come to our help as we are helpless, there is definitely nothing we can do as this incidence is in far away Russia.”
Knowledge Uzochi Ndubueze is the first son of professor Amaechi from Obingwa local government area, Abia State.