A tragic incident unfolded as Saheed Wahab, a Nigerian graduate, passed away just a day after arriving in the United Kingdom for his master’s degree at Teesside University.
Wahab, who commenced his program on January 15, 2024, reportedly lost his life on Tuesday, January 16, 2024.
The Nigerians community in the UK shared this heartbreaking news through a statement posted on their official social media handle. The statement conveyed the sorrowful information and extended condolences to the family of the deceased.
The community’s statement expressed, “Following the sad news we received regarding the death of Mr. Saheed Wahab, a student at Teesside University who died a day after arriving in the United Kingdom from Nigeria. He was here to start an MSc qualification, but unfortunately, he died on Tuesday (16th January) afternoon in Teesside. May Almighty Allah forgive his sins and accept his return.”
In their effort to provide support during this difficult time, the community disclosed that they have reached out to the family of the deceased to assist in making burial arrangements. The statement mentioned, “We have reached out to his wife and family members in Nigeria, and they’ve given us permission to act on their behalf and arrange a funeral service for him here in the United Kingdom. We’ve also been able to contact the coroner where his remains are.”
The untimely death of Saheed Wahab has cast a somber atmosphere over what should have been an exciting chapter in his academic journey. The community’s outreach to support the grieving family underscores the sense of solidarity and compassion within the Nigerian community in the United Kingdom during such challenging times.