UK – Family Of Nigerian Man Found Dead At Tube Station Seek Answers

by Ike Obudulu Last updated on March 13th, 2017,

A man who died at a Tube station lay undiscovered for seven hours. Bernard Ovu, 35, who worked as an IT expert at the Bar Council, is believed to have become trapped in an emergency stairwell at Canning Town station after mistakenly going through a staff-only door that then closed behind him.

According to the Standard, he reportedly tried to find a way out for around an hour before falling and hitting his head on a concrete step. He was then discovered around seven hours later, at 9.30am on 22 January.

Bernard’s family are now seeking answers has to how it all happened. He was born in Aberdeen to Nigerian parents, and moved to London in 2001 to live with his aunt and uncle, who thought of him as a son. He was the eldest of three brothers, and his family said they were ‘paralysed’ by his loss.

It is believed that an alarm went off when he went through the emergency door, so questions are being raised as to why nobody apparently followed this up.

An inquest was opened at Walthamstow Coroners’ Court this week. Beyond news. Grow your network. Connect. Empower your future.

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