Nigerian student reportedly dies in hostel room a day after arriving in Ukraine
A Nigerian student, Fadlullah Agboluaje, has reportedly died a day after resuming school at the Lviv Polytechnic National University in Ukraine.
Sister of the deceased, Rofeeha, who took to social media to break the sad news said the school agent called them that Fadlullah was found dead on the floor of his room after he had complained that the water heater in his room wasn’t effective.
Rofeeha said her late brother left Nigeria on Saturday 8th January, 2022, landed at Ukraine on Sunday 9th January 2022 and they got the call that he was found dead on Monday, a day after he got to the school.
Read her post on Instagram below:
How did my healthy brother die in Ukraine overnight?
That’s my brother, Fadlullah Agboluaje, in this picture with my mum at Murtala International Airport, Nigeria. He took off from Nigeria on Saturday 8th January, 2022 and landed at Ukraine on Sunday 9th January 2022.
He got picked up from the airport by Lviv polytechnic national university’s representative to the school accomodation facility this same day, 9th January, 2022. On getting to his designated room, he wasn’t happy with the way it looked and also complained that that heater wasn’t effective (swipe to see pictures) and my mum told him to request a change of room. So he went to the front desk of the accomodation facility to report to the personnel on duty but unfortunately the person didn’t understand English so he ended up reaching out to the liaison officer, the undersigned agent on the letter the school sent before he left to Ukraine. This man asked my brother to see him in the morning the following day.
My mum chatted with my brother up until 11pm Nigeria time on Sunday.
Then on Monday, we didn’t hear from my brother, all his calls were going through, messages were dropping but no responses at all.
My mum began to panic and began to reach out to different people for help as at afternoon time after we got no response from him all morning.
Then it struck her that she could copy the number of the liaison officer on the letter, so she began to reach out to him also
Later that afternoon, he began to dodge our calls, keeping us in the dark.
He ended up picking his calls later that evening and then gave a student in that accomodation facility the phone to break the news that my brother was found dead on the floor of his room.
It was a big shock. My brother left Nigeria very healthy. He ran COVID-19 test as at 7th of January, and tested negative. He got the full COVID-19 vaccination, Took his yellow fever vaccine, ran a complete health check at our family hospital and everything came out fine.
After the the news was broken, we began to ask this liaison officer to send us his picture if truly he’s dead. He didn’t do so until early evening on Tuesday 11th, 2022. I couldn’t look at the picture until Wednesday 12th 2022 because I just couldn’t look at my younger brother dead. As an older one, you always want to fend for your younger siblings. It hurt too much to look at the picture but my mind needed to have a grasp of an evidence.
I looked at the picture on my uncle’s phone and my brother looked asleep in the blue shirt he wore from Nigeria as seen in the picture, fully buttoned up and in a blue thick furred coat.
They haven’t sent us another picture of my brother in his dead state.
They said they’ve ran an autopsy, where’s the official report?
Why is the school not reaching out to us like they’re truly concerned? Or like they’re taking responsibility.
He was already in the schools territory!
What even happened to my brother?
We need answers, we’re being kept in the dark.
We need justice!