Within 24 hours of relocating to the United Kingdom, Saheed Wahab, a Masters student of Teesside University has been reported dead.
The news of Waheed’s death was reported by a community of Nigerians in the UK on their X (formerly Twitter) account. He died on Tuesday, January 16th 2024.
The post reads:
“Following the tragic news of 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 in Teesside to begin his MSc qualification but passed away on Tuesday afternoon (January 16).
“May Almighty Allah forgive his sins and accept his return.”
The relatives of the deceased were also said to be informed afterwards in preparation for the funeral.
“We contacted his wife and family members in Nigeria, and they have granted us permission to act on their behalf and plan a burial ceremony for him here in the United Kingdom.
“We’ve also been able to contact the coroner where his remains are.”
“His Janazah (funeral) arrangements have been arranged for Thursday, January 25, 2024, at Jamia Masjid Al Madina, 133a Waterloo Rd, Middlesafterh TS1 3JB.
”This is really sad news.
“I wish the entire family of the deceased the fortitude to bear this great loss.”