Richard Okorogheye: Body found in UK Pond Identified as Missing 19-Year-Old Nigerian Student

Richard Okorogheye: Body found in UK Pond Identified as Missing 19-Year-Old Nigerian Student

- Richard Okorogheye, a Nigerian student based in the UK, has been confirmed dead days after he went missing

- Okorogheye's body was found by the police in a pond in Epping Forest

- The police said they do not believe anyone was involved in the Nigerian student's death, noting that the death remains unexplained

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The police in the United Kingdom has confirmed that the body found in a pond was that of a London-based Nigerian student named Richard Okorogheye.

BBC reports that the 19-year-old had not been seen by his family since Monday, March 22, when he left their home in Ladbroke Grove.

Legit.ng gathers that the officers searching for the Oxford Brookes student found a body in a pond in Epping Forest on Monday evening, April 5.

Richard Okorogheye: Body found in UK Pond Identified as Missing Nigerian Student
A 'missing' poster for Richard Okorogheye is displayed in a window of a house on April 01, 2021 in Loughton, England. Photo credit: Dan Kitwood
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Police said the deceased's family had been informed. Okorogheye's death is being treated as unexplained as the police said they do not believe anyone else was involved, Evening Standard also reported.

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In another report, Najeebat Sule, a 24-year-old Nigerian beauty queen and doctorate student was on Friday, March 12, shot dead by a yet-to-be-identified gunman in Philadelphia in the United States.

Ms Sule was reportedly shot dead while sitting in her car in front of her family's home. She was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead about 30 minutes later.

About three weeks after the ugly incident, the police are yet to find any motive for the murder and have not made any arrest. This keeps Ms Sule's family and friends in the dark as they remain ignorant of why their beloved one was killed.

Similarly, a 23-year-old Nigerian graduate, Alexander Nwogu, was shot dead in upper NW DC on Monday, October 5, 2020, by unknown gunmen.

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Nwogu finished from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University also known as Virginia Tech five months before his death.

According to Bruce Lesha, an American reporter who made the news known on Twitter, the Nigerian just got a job at Ernst and Young. The man was murdered around 1:30 am at a Shell gas station on Connecticut Avenue.

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