- A Nigerian lady, Rofeeha Agboluaje, has narrated how her brother died in Ukraine overnight after complaining about a bad hostel room
- The lady said before his death, Fadlullah wanted his room changed but was told it would be done the next day
- When his mother could not reach him, she was later told that her son was found dead on the hostel floor
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A Nigerian lady with the Twitter name Rofeeha Agboluaje went online on Wednesday, January 26, to seek justice for her late brother, Fadlullah.
According to her, the young man died overnight after arriving in Ukraine to school. She said that when Fadlullah got to his accommodation at Lviv Polytechnic National University, he never liked the room he was given.
He wanted to change his room
When the young man informed his mother, she advised him to request a change of room. All his effort to do so was abortive and his liaison officer had to tell him to contact him on Monday morning, January 10.
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How news of his death was broken
When Fadlullah’s mother could not reach her son whom he chatted with late into the night, she became fearful.
Rofeeeha said the liaison officer did not open up to them about what was happening until later in the day when he asked a student to tell Fadlullah’s family that their son was found dead on the floor of his room.
FG steps in
In response, the federal government through the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission revealed that the agency's boss, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has been in touch with the Nigerian Embassy in Ukraine.
The commission advised the family to send a formal petition via their listed emails as they offered their condolence.
Below are some of the reactions from Nigerians:
"Sorry to hear about your loss, but then the student’s hostels here in Ukraine is not always nice and hygienic, tho I stay in Kharkiv, but I think it’s the same with every of their state."
"You should file a lawsuit against the university administration for their negligence, to compensate you for moral damages, this will not return your brother, but it will help you with his funeral..."
"Is it the time and financial investment, the admission hurdles, the sacrifice, the courage to leave behind family and friends? This breaks me. May his soul rest in peace!"
He almost died at sea
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a Nigerian man, Ikechukwu Oseji, from Delta state, narrated the ordeal he faced while trying to cross into Europe through Libya.
Speaking with Legit TV's Damilare Okunola, he said that among the 147 that were on a boat at sea, he was one of the 15 lucky people that survived.
The man said he floated in the Mediterranean sea for one hour and 30 minutes. Ikechukwu added that what saved him was the life jacket he was putting on. Others without it were not lucky.
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