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Abuja: Reps move to probe death of four-year-old Brickhall School pupil

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The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the cause of the death of a four-year-old pupil, Miguel Ovoke, of Brickhall School, Abuja.

The House, therefore resolved to constitute a special Ad-hoc Committee to investigate the circumstances leading to the untimely death of the young Ovoke within four weeks and report back for further legislative action.

The resolution of the House followed the adoption of a motion moved at plenary on Wednesday by Hon. Kelechi Nwogu.

Moving the motion, Nwogu recalled that Ovoke was dropped in the school by his mother on the 24th of April, 2024.

He regretted that the young innocent child was reported dead under suspicious circumstances, which the school was unable to explain

Nwogu expressed worry that the parents of the deceased boy alleged a coverup by the school management in collaboration with the Nigerian Police.

He expressed concern about the traumatic effects of the sudden death of young Ovoke on the family and other classmates.

The lawmaker further expressed worry about the negative image that the act would leave on the country in the comity of nations if such was not addressed.

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