by ‘Jola Sotubo
A Nigerian man has been found dead in his Boston apartment after no one heard from him for 3 days.
Benjamin Chibuogwu, 57, an indigene of Awka, the Anambra capital, was found lifeless in his home in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Mr. Chibuogwu was living alone after being divorced from his wife and his death is said to be the latest in 3 very similar cases involving divorced Nigerian men who lived or used to live within the Lowell community.
According to Sahara Reporters:
Mr. Chibuogwu body was found three days after he died. The gruesome discovery was made when his brother who lives in Seattle, Washington, could not reach him over the phone for three days, he then alerted a friend who went to Mr. Chibuogwu’s house with the landlord and found his body.
Mr. Chibuogwu, who is divorced and lived alone, is survived by five kids – three girls and two boys.
Chibuogwu popularly known as “Benny Chuks” briefly played professional soccer with Vasco Da Gama Football Club of Enugu before coming to the United States.
The Boston community is having a wake for him on Saturday, December 13, 2013 at St. John’s Evangelist Parish in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts, after which his body would be taken back to Nigeria for burial.
Earlier this year, Elias Onyechi, another 60-year-old Nigerian man based in Lowell, was also found dead in his apartment. Elias Onyechi, from Ogidi in Anambra state, was also divorced with five children. He was buried in Lowell.
This summer too another Nigerian, 54-year-old Sonny Asoa, formerly resident of Lowell, died in Revere, Massachusetts. He, too, was living alone after divorcing his wife.