Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians
in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has described the death of 19-year-old
Richard Okorogheye in London as very sad and painful.
In a condolence message, Dabiri-Erewa said the circumstances of
Richard’s sudden disappearance and eventual death was very disturbing
The NIDCOM boss consoled with Richard’s parents, family and friends and
prayed unto God to grant Richard eternal rest and console the family in
the best form.
Richard Okorogheye, who had been declared missing since March 22, was
found dead by Police authorities in UK on Wednesday in a pond in Essex.
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The 19-year-old, who had sickle cell disease, had not been seen by his
family since 22 March when he left their home in Ladbroke Grove.
A post-mortem found no evidence of physical trauma or assault while the
cause of death is pending as further investigations are carried out.