Sorrow As Family of Abuja Schoolboy Who Died During Feeding Announces Burial Arrangements

Sorrow As Family of Abuja Schoolboy Who Died During Feeding Announces Burial Arrangements

  • Tragedy struck at BrickHall Schools Abuja, on Wednesday when a four-year-old pupil, Miguel Ovoke, reportedly died during the school’s feeding hours
  • The Ovoke family extended an open invitation to the media to attend Miguel's burial, announcing a joint press conference with the school's management
  • Miguel would be laid to rest today, Friday, May 10, as confirmed through a notice by the family's lawyer, Deji Adeyanju journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

FCT, Abuja - An emerging report has it that four-year-old Miguel Ovoke, a pupil of BrickHall School in Abuja who died during feeding hours, will be buried on Friday, May 10, 2024, at the Gudu Cemetery, Abuja.

Funeral arrangement of late Abuja pupil out, details emerge
Family of late pupil shares details of burial plans. Photo credit: Brickhall School Abuja
Source: Facebook

As reported by The Punch, the counsel for the Ovoke family, Deji Adeyanju, made this known via a notice in Abuja.

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From the flyer shared by the family, the media are invited to attend the burial ceremony.

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Ovoke Family and BrickHall School will also hold a joint press conference following Miguel's tragic death.

“We hereby extend an open invitation to the media to attend the burial of the late Miguel Ovoke slated to be held on May 10, 2024, at the Gudu Cemetery and a joint press conference to be held by the boy’s family and the management of Brickhall School.
“The death of Miguel Ovoke is of significant public interest and we welcome your presence to provide timely coverage in disseminating accurate information to the public. Please, accept our regards,” the notice read.

How Miguel Ovoke died reported that on Thursday morning, April 25, the boy died within the school's premises at the learning institute located in Cadastral Zone B11, Kaura in the nation's capital.

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Ovoke's death allegedly occurred during the school’s feeding hours.

According to the death certificate dated Wednesday, April 24, 2024, issued by Excel Specialist Hospital, Abuja, Ovoke was brought to the facility by his teachers around 11 am in an unconscious state.

Meanwhile, it was gathered that the parents of the deceased suspect foul play. They allegedly contacted a human rights lawyer, Deji Adeyanju, to seek justice.

Who is the owner of BrickHall School?

PM News reported that the school is owned by Senator Joy Emodi, who was a member of the 5th and 6th Senate before serving as Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on National Assembly Matters.

Arsenal honoured 14-year-old British-Nigerian fan

In another related development, reported that Arsenal paid tribute to a British-Nigerian schoolboy Daniel Anjorin, who was killed in a sword attack in London on Tuesday, April 30.

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The 14-year-old, who is a Gunners fan, died in hospital after being attacked in Hainault while walking to school.

During their home game against Bournemouth on Saturday, May 4, Arsenal fans paid their respects to Daniel as applause rang around the Emirates Stadium after 14 minutes. The Gunners fans also held up a banner with 'RIP Daniel' written on it.


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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at with 6+ years of experience. Before joining, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email:

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