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Update: UK Police Confirm Body Found In Epping Forest Lake As Missing Nigerian Student, Richard Okorogheye

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UK Police have confirmed the body found in a lake in Epping Forest as missing Nigerian student, Richard Okorogheye.

 

The 19-year-old Nigerian student at Oxford Brookes University, who has sickle cell disease, left his family home in the Ladbroke Grove area of west London on the evening of March 22 and was reported missing two days later.

 

He was last seen on CCTV in Loughton, Essex, in the early hours of Tuesday, March 23, walking towards Epping Forest. 

 

Update: UK Police confirm body found in Epping Forest lake as missing Nigerian student, Richard Okorogheye

 

Okorogheye’s mother Evidence Joel described her son as “a treasure” and said he had spoken of “struggling to cope” with university pressures and had been shielding during COVID-19 lockdowns.

 

Update: UK Police confirm body found in Epping Forest lake as missing Nigerian student, Richard Okorogheye

 

She told Sky News of her son: “It’s my baby, it’s my treasure. He’s my oxygen, he’s my crown. He’s everything to me, he’s the reason why I live, the reason I exist.

 

Officers searching for Mr. Okorogheye found a body in a pond in Epping Forest on Monday evening. Authorities said his family had been informed and were being supported by specially trained officers.

 

Met police have now confirmed that the body found in the lake in Epping Forest is Richard Okorogheye.

 

The 19-year-old’s death is being treated as “unexplained”, the Metropolitan Police said, and officers do not believe, at this stage, there was any third-party involvement.

 

A post-mortem examination took place on Wednesday and found no evidence of physical trauma or assault.

 

The Met said the cause of death is pending while further investigations are carried out.

 

Home Secretary Priti Patel said her “thoughts and prayers” were with Mr Okorogheye’s family and that she was in contact with Scotland Yard as inquiries continue.

 

She wrote on Twitter: “I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of Richard Okorogheye.

 

“My thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.”

 

Detective superintendent Danny Gosling, head of the Met’s central west public protection unit, said: “My deepest sympathies go out to Richard’s family at this incredibly difficult time.

 

“This was not the outcome that any of us had hoped for and we will ensure that his grieving family are well-supported by specially trained officers.

 

“I would like to extend my thanks to the many officers, staff, and members of the public who have each played a part in the extensive effort to locate Richard.”

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Protesting Plateau State University Student Falls Off Vehicle And Dies

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A 100 Level student of Plateau State University (PLASU), Bokkos, Emmanuel Isreal, who fell off a vehicle during a student protest on Tuesday, April 13, has died.

 

According to reports, the deceased who is said to be the class Rep of the Mathematics Department of the university died from the head injuries he sustained after he fell off the car.

 

Students of the institution filed out on Tuesday to protest the alleged rape of four female students of the institution. During the protest, Emmanuel who was on top of one of the cars used during the protest march fell off. He sustained a head injury and was rushed to the Bokkos Cottage hospital where he later died.

 

His body has since been deposited in the morgue.

 

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It Is Not A Fact – FG Replies Governor Obaseki On Printing Of N60bn

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The federal government has countered Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State’s claim that it printed N50 to N60 billion for states to share in March 2021.

 

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed denied the claim while answering questions from state house correspondents.

 

Ahmed also defended the government’s borrowings despite the concern expressed by Obaseki by stating that “the country’s debt is still within sustainable limits.”  She said what was distributed at the monthly FAAC meetings were generated revenue from government institutions available to the public at the ministry’s website.

 

The Minister said;

 

“The issue that was raised by the Edo State Governor for me is very, very sad. Because it is not a fact. What we distribute at FAAC is a revenue that is generated and in fact distribution revenue is a public information.

“We publish revenue generated by FIRS, the customs and the NNPC and we distribute at FAAC. So, it is not true to say we printed money to distribute at FAAC, it is not true.

“On the issue of the borrowing, the Nigerian debt is still within sustainable limit. What we need to do as I have said several times is to improve our revenue to enhance our capacity to service not only our debt but to service the needs of running government on day to day basis.

“So, our debt currently at about 23% to GDP is at a very sustainable level. If you look at all the reports that you see from multilateral institutions.”

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Former Military Administrator Of Oyo And Ondo, Ahmed Usman Is Dead

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Ahmed Usman, the former military administrator of Oyo and Ondo states is dead.

 

Usman died in the early hours of Wednesday, April 14 in Jos, Plateau State capital. The deceased who retired from the army as a colonel hails from Okura in Kogi state but was the military administrator of Ondo from 1994 to 1996 and Oyo from 1996 to 1998.

 

Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello who confirmed his death, said the late military administrator was concerned about the growth and development of the state.

 

A statement released by his spokesperson Muhammed Onogwu, read;

 

“Governor Bello described Col. Usman, who hailed from Okura, Dekina Local Government of the State, as a worthy ambassador of the Confluence State who excelled in his chosen profession and blossomed through the ranks

“He noted that although he majorly served his fatherland outside his state of origin, he was sternly concerned about the growth and development of Kogi State particularly in its political affairs and the quality of leadership hence he indicated interest to govern the state in 2011.”

 

Governor Bello condoled with the family, friends of the late military Administrator and the people of Kogi East, particularly the Dekina local government area.

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