Like Aisha Falode, like Alamieyeseigha

By The Citizen

Dubai is the most populous city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is also the second largest emirate by territorial size after the capital, Abu Dhabi, the famous capital of the United Arab Emirates. It is like a window into the Arabian glamour at a glance. It combines the splendour of London, Zurich, New York and Paris. For obvious reasons, it is a Mecca of sorts to adventurous people from every part of the globe. For many, there is always a temptation to visit again and again because of its precinct beauty.

Dubai is ever a delight to tourists for its Wild Water Park, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Creek, Dubai Fountain and many others.  But this is not all about Dubai. It also boasts many beautiful and most expensive universities, as many international universities have opened their campuses there.

In the thinking of many, these and more could be part of the attractions driving some affluent Nigerians towards this 'paradise on earth'.  But with the current killings of two Nigerian students in the city within a spate of one year, there might be a serious rethink. How? Nigerians rose, at the weekend, to the rude shock of the alleged murder of 24-year-old Oyamuyefa Alamieyeseigha, son of ex-governor of Bayelsa State, DSP Alamieyeseigha.

It was gathered that the lifeless body of Oyoms, as he was fondly called by friends, was found in the corridor of his posh apartment by security men.

While some said he committed suicide, others claimed he was murdered by a group of people he had allegedly had a heated argument with some days before his death.

However, the circumstances surrounding his death are still unclear.

Sadly, this happened just as Nigerians were still grappling with the shocking death of Toba Falode, son of frontline Nigerian sports journalist, Aisha Falode, in a similar circumstance in Dubai, U.A.E, last year.

Toba, a student and rap artiste, famously called Tyler Fray, was reportedly murdered after being pushed down from a skyscraper. Many months after the tragic incident, the mystery surrounding his death remains unravelled. Thisday