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UK govt publishes names of 56 dead Nigerians with unclaimed assets

The United Kingdom (UK) government has released the names of at least 56 Nigerians who died in the country and have properties including estates yet to be claimed.

A Business Day report disclosed that the list was on the UK government’s Treasury Solicitor website.

According to the report, the UK government said it would by December 2022, forfeit some of the assets belonging to Nigerians who died in the UK within the last 30 years.

One of the affected persons and the oldest among them, Mark Nwogo, was said to have been born in Delta State Nigeria but died December 9, 1992, in the UK.

Also on the list is one Victor Adedapo Olufemi Fani-Kayode who was said to have died on August 15, 2001, in Birmingham.

Another Nigerian, Arbel Aai’Lotta’Qua Abouarh died on February 5, 1998, in Chiswick, London with assets yet unclaimed.

Amongst several others, recent Nigerians who died in the UK with properties unclaimed are Solomon Adekanmibi who died on January 31, 2021, in Colchester, Essex; Eugene Bucknor, who died on March 2, 2021, in Brockley, London; Jeff Adhekeh, who died on March 12, 2021, in South Kensington, London and Louisa Holmes, who died on May 24, 2021, in Cheam Sutton.

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