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Nigerian man who died in UK detention centre was denied medical attention — Brother

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The Nigerian man who died in his cell at the Harmondsworth removal centre in London was denied medical attention by the centre’s authorities.

Oscar Okwurime, 34, was discovered lying in his cell at the Harmondsworth removal centre by another detainee last week. The cause of his death is unknown but the Home Office said it was being investigated.

Reports claim the deceased had told the authorities at the centre that he was feeling unwell but he was not provided with medical attention.

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Okwurime told his siblings that he was feeling unwell during his first week in the removal centre, reports The Independent UK.

“I told him straight away: tell the authorities there and they will get you checked.

“That first week, they didn’t do anything. And the second week he said they were still saying nothing. The last time I saw him, he told me he was on a waiting list of about 400. He said he was feeling pain in his side. He hadn’t had any health issues before.

“It was a pure case of negligence. If someone is in your custody and telling you they’re not feeling well, it’s your duty of care to get them checked,” his older brother, 44, who asked to be identified as Alex, told The Independent,

Alex said that before his brother’s death he had been detained around three weeks when he entered the country on a visitor’s visa and told the authorities he wished to seek asylum.

“I’m feeling so livid now. Any time I’m alone, I’m in tears. It’s terrible, It’s very painful. I don’t know what to do,” he said.

The cause of his death is unknown but the Home Office said it was investigating it.

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COVID-19 cases rise to 5,135 in Lagos, deaths now 59

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Covid-19: ‘We are running out of bed spaces’, Lagos state to admit only severe cases at isolation centres

There are now over 5,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lagos State.

On Monday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 416 new cases in 19 States and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Of that number, Lagos recorded 192, bringing its tally to 5,135 cases.

No other State in Nigeria has more than 1,000 Coronavirus cases.

Earlier in the day, the Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Prof. Akin Abayomi, announced nine new deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 59.

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It stated that the COVID-19 deaths increased to 59 after nine new cases were recorded in the state.

LSMOH said,

“188 new cases of #COVID-19 Infection confirmed. Total confirmed cases in Lagos is now 4,959.

“Nine COVID-19 deaths were recorded in Lagos, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 59.”

Earlier, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control in its Situation Report 93 published on Monday said four patients have died of coronavirus-related complications in Lagos.

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Part of the report read,

“307 confirmed cases were reported in the last 24 hours in 15 states – Lagos (188), FCT (44), Ogun (19), Kaduna (14), Oyo (12), Bayelsa (9), Gombe (5), Delta (3), Kano (3), Bauchi (2), Imo (2), Niger (2), Rivers (2), Kwara (1) and Plateau (1).

“No new state recorded a confirmed COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours.

“The total number of states including FCT that have reported at least one confirmed case in Nigeria is still 36 (35 states + FCT).

“One hundred and fifty-one (151) cases were discharged in the last 24 hours in eight (8) states – Lagos (59), Kano (40), Jigawa (26), FCT (9), Rivers (7), Bauchi (6), Ogun (3) and Delta (1)

“14 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours in eight (8) states – Lagos (4), FCT (2), Gombe (2), Kano (2), Bauchi (1), Delta (1), Kaduna (1) and Rivers (1).”

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JUST IN: Nigeria records 416 new cases, total now 10, 578

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This is after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced 416 new cases of coronavirus in the country.

The NCDC made the announcement on Monday, adding that no fewer than 299 patients have died of coronavirus-related complications in the country.

416 new cases of #COVID19;

Lagos-192
Edo-41
Rivers-33
Kaduna-30
Kwara-23
Nasarawa-18
Borno-17
FCT-14
Oyo-10
Katsina-7
Abia-5
Delta-5
Adamawa-4
Kano-4
Imo-3
Ondo-3
Benue-2
Bauchi-2
Ogun-2
Niger-1

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10578 cases of #COVID19Nigeria
Discharged: 3122
Deaths: 299

Details later…

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UNIBEN delegation visits family of slain student

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The Management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), on Monday, visited the family of Late Miss Vera Omozuwa’s family to commiserate with them on the death of their daughter.

The Management led by the Dean of Students Affairs, Prof. Patrick Igbinaduwa, described the murder of the institution’s 100 level student as unfortunate and evil.

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In a statement issued in Benin, Prof. Igbinaduwa called on relevant authorities to step in and fish out the perpetrators of the evil act.

“The delegation conveyed the condolence message of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Lilian Salami, and her strong condemnation of the evil acts of rape and murder perpetrated against the late student.

“She had begun to show a lot of promise in her educational pursuit,” Igbinaduwa said.

According to reports, it was recalled that Omozuwa, a 23-year-old student of UNIBEN was raped by a gang of unknown men on May 27 and died a few days later in the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.

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