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Nigeria Reps order probe into killing of Nigerians in Dubai
« on: October 22, 2014, 06:49:35 PM »

The House of Representatives Wednesday tasked the Federal Government to thoroughly investigate the killing of Nigerians in Dubai.

The House called on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Nigerian Embassy in Dubai to conduct the investigation within one month and report back to the House.

The resolution of the House followed a motion on the death of the son of former Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, in Dubai.

It was sponsored by Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman, House Committee on Diaspora Affairs.

The House said that the circumstances surrounding the death of the 24-year-old, Oyoms were conflicting and unclear, adding that one account indicated that he died on the staircase of his father?s house while another claimed that he was killed at a different location.

Dabiri-Erewa informed the House that the conflicting accounts pointed to an attempt to cover up what appeared to be murder, reminding the House of the killing of Toba, the son of sports Journalist, Aisha Falode, in the same Dubai followed the same pattern.

?Some reports said he committed ‎suicide but apparent information seems to suggest he must have been murdered.

?Just a few months ago, Toba, the son of Aisha Falode, also a student was killed in mysterious circumstances.

?The case has not been investigated by the Dubai authorities.?

She also recalled that besides the recent two cases, ?a number of deaths of Nigerians have occurred in Dubai? without investigation, arguing that as long as the country remained silent on the death of its citizens in ?unexplainable ‎circumstances? in foreign lands, such killings will continue.

?The House demands full investigation into the death of the two Nigerians and others reported to have died in Dubai?, Dabiri-Erewa said.

The motion was passed by members without debate.