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Nigerian student dies 24-hour after arriving UK for masters

Saheed Wahab, a Nigerian man, reportedly died a day after relocating to the United Kingdom to pursue his master’s degree.

Wahab, who started studying at Teesside University in the United Kingdom on January 15, 2024, reportedly died on Tuesday, January 16, 2024.

The death was confirmed in a statement released by the Nigerians in the UK Community and uploaded on the group’s official X (formerly Twitter) account.

The statement partly 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 (16th January) afternoon in Teesside.

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

The community noted that it has reached out to the family of the deceased for burial arrangements.

The statement noted, “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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