Abia Born Student Drowns in Russia: Family calls For Investigation

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A foreign student of Nigeria origin is reported to have drowned in Russia . The 18 years old boy whose name was given as Knowledge Uzochi Ndubueze from Obingwa LGA of Abia State left the shores of Nigeria in 2018 having received admission into Yugoslavia State Medical University to study Medicine.

But according to The Father Professor Ndubueze Amaechi: a lecturer at Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike who spoke to AFNEWS , the family received a call at the 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 they 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 ” .

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“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 drown and died instantly”

According to the father 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 drawning to cover up , how can someone just call me and say Knowledge Uzochi Ndubueze is dead like that ” he said I tears.

” We are pleeding with the Federal Executive Council led by President Muhammadu Buhari, The Executive Governor of Abia State Dr Okezie Ikpeazu and Senator ‘ s Enyinnaya Abaribe, Orji Uzor Kalu and Theodore Ahamefula to intervene and order for an appropriate Investigation into this death as it is rather unfortunate”.

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“The chairman of Nigeria InDiaspora Commission Mrs Dabire Abike Erewa, Nigerian Ambassador to Russia and other well meaning Nigerians should come to our help as we are helpless, there is diffinitly nothing we can do as this incidence is in far away Russia”

This death is coming at a time when countries are battling to curtail the effect and menace of the dreaded Covid-19 . It is simply pathetic and rather unfortunate .

Knowledge Uzochi Ndubueze is the first son of the family and according to the father ” 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 .

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