Reps to probe death of Nigerian in Cyprus

By The Citizen
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The House of Representative has promised to investigate the circumstances that led to the death of a 20-year-old student of Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Mr. Gabriel Soriwei, in Cyprus.

The Chairman House Committee on Diaspora Affairs, Hon Abike Dabiri Erewa, who confirmed the development to journalists, assured the family of the deceased that the legislature will do its best to ensure justice in the matter.

She said Gabriel a student of Cyprus International University in the north of Cyprus, under the control of Turkey, died on September 7 after a woman knocked him down with a car.

She explained that the report presented by the father of the deceased, Mr. Patrick Soriwei, before the House Committee on Diaspora, said police authorities in Turkey were shielding the identity of the woman and has also concealed information on the incident from his family.

She said the deceased father also told the Committee how his late son's school also treated his death with disdain, adding that the Turkish Embassy in Nigeria did not show much interest in the death of Gabriel.