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Diasporia News of Thursday, 3 February 2022


Autopsy results shows 19-year-old Nigerian student died of extreme cold in Ukraine– Abike Dabiri

Family of the late Fadlullah Agboluaje Family of the late Fadlullah Agboluaje

The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has said that a post-mortem test carried out on the body of Fadlullah Agboluaje, the 19-year-old Nigerian student who died a day after arriving in Ukraine, revealed that he died of extreme cold.

The sister of the deceased had taken to social media to call on the government to investigate his death after he was found dead on the floor of his room on Monday, January 10, barely a day after he arrived Ukraine.

Speaking on Monday, January 31, during a condolence visit to the family, Abike Dabiri-Erewa confirmed that the autopsy result showed the teenager died of extreme cold, adding that the school shouldn’t have accommodated the Nigerian in a facility that exposed him to such weather.

"The autopsy says he died of extreme cold, but how could they have lodged the boy in a hostel without a heater? Looking at the pictures of the room, he was put in a deplorable condition and there were no heaters in the room, in a temperature which is below 4°,” she said.

“I’m sure if they had informed him earlier, he would have brought his own heater. I’m here today and we will stand by the family and whatever it is, we can do to support the family on whatever decision they take on this matter.” She said.

The grieving mother, Mrs Musleemah Agboluaje also narrated how her son had complained that the heater in the room was not working and asked that it be fixed but got no response from the receptionist on duty.

Mrs Agboluaje said her late son had dreams of becoming a footballer and was admitted to studying Sports Science before the unfortunate incident.