By Taofeek LAWAL, Abuja
The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Honoueable Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has described the death of 19- year old Richard Okorogheye in London as ‘very sad and painful.’
In a condolence message issued by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head, Media and Public Relations, NIDCOM, Dabiri-Erewa said the circumstances of Richard’s sudden disappearance and eventual death was very disturbing and heartbreaking.
The NIDCOM boss condoled 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.
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.