NiDCOM commiserates with Okorogheye’s family over son’s death

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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.

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About Taofeek Olayemi Lawal 169 Articles
Taofeek Olayemi Lawal is a senior correspondent with 9News Nigeria. Reporter for Women Advancement For Economic & Leadership Empowerment Foundation in Africa (WAELE). He has over 10 years experience in journalism and served as Senior Correspondent for LEADERSHIP Newspaper Abuja as well as Champion Newspaper Limited, Lagos. Contact Taofeek Olayemi Lawal by email or phone call. Phone: +234 805 307 4114, 081 0464 0001 Email:

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