Sorrow As Family of Abuja Schoolboy Who Died During Feeding Announces Burial Arrangements

  • The funeral arrangement of a boy who reportedly passed on during lunchtime in an Abuja school is out
  • According to a report released on Friday, the four-year-old Miguel Ovoke would be laid to rest today
  • Ovoke, a pupil of BrickHall School in Abuja, reportedly died in the school on Wednesday during its feeding hours and the parents of the deceased suspect a foul play

TheTalk.NG journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

FCT, Abuja – An emerging report has it that four-year-old Miguel Ovoke, a pupil of BrickHall School in Abuja who died during feeding hours, will be buried on Friday, May 10, 2024, at the Gudu Cemetery, Abuja.

As reported by The Punch, the counsel for the Ovoke family, Deji Adeyanju, made this known in a notice sent to our correspondent in Abuja.

From the flyer shared by the family, the media are invited to attend the burial ceremony.

Ovoke Family and BrickHall School will also hold a joint press conference following Miguel’s tragic death.

“We hereby extend an open invitation to the media to attend the burial of the late Miguel Ovoke slated to be held on May 10, 2024, at the Gudu Cemetery and a joint press conference to be held by the boy’s family and the management of Brickhall School.

“The death of Miguel Ovoke is of significant public interest and we welcome your presence to provide timely coverage in disseminating accurate information to the public. Please, accept our regards,” the notice read.

How Miguel Ovoke died

TheTalk.NG reported that on Thursday morning, April 25, the boy died within the school’s premises at the learning institute located in Cadastral Zone B11, Kaura in the nation’s capital.

Ovoke’s death allegedly occurred during the school’s feeding hours.

According to the death certificate dated Wednesday, April 24, 2024, issued by Excel Specialist Hospital, Abuja, Ovoke was brought to the facility by his teachers around 11 am in an unconscious state.

Meanwhile, it was gathered that the parents of the deceased suspect foul play. They allegedly contacted a human rights lawyer, Deji Adeyanju, to seek justice.

Arsenal honoured 14-year-old British-Nigerian fan

In another related development, TheTalk.NG reported that Arsenal paid tribute to a British-Nigerian schoolboy Daniel Anjorin, who was killed in a sword attack in London on Tuesday, April 30.

The 14-year-old, who is a Gunners fan, died in hospital after being attacked in Hainault while walking to school.

During their home game against Bournemouth on Saturday, May 4, Arsenal fans paid their respects to Daniel as applause rang around the Emirates Stadium after 14 minutes. The Gunners fans also held up a banner with ‘RIP Daniel’ written on it.

Source: TheTalk.NG


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