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Man seeks justice over daughter’s death in UK, one year after

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One year after the tragic death of a Nigerian-British citizen in the United Kingdom, Alanis Ogundipe, her father, Oladapo Ogunidipe, has called on the British authority to carry out thorough investigation on the circumstances surrounding her death.

Alanis Ogundipe, 26, allegedly committed suicide by jumping into a moving train in Manchester, but her father said he suspects foul play.

At a press briefing in Ikeja, Lagos, father of the deceased said he wants the UK police to take decisive action to unravel the reason she allegedly committed suicide.

According to him, he strongly believes that his daughter was murdered by her ex-boyfriend, Ryan, who she met in June 2022.

He said his daughter’s predicament started after her boyfriend infected her with a disease, herpes, which she saw as a stigma and decided to keep it a secret.

According to him, her boyfriend who discovered that she wanted to keep it a secret started threatening to expose her to the public.

“Her boyfriend who did not stop at threatening her with exposure of the herpes, but also broke into her phone and uses other information he got from there to start blackmailing her.

“The constant blackmail of my daughter pushed her into depression and she became traumatised.

“My daughter was ignorant, she thought she cannot be able to meet anyone again due to the infection. Also, if they wanted to do anything together, he will loan her the money so as to make her do it. He will first tell her it was a gift and later tell her it was a loan,” he said.

The distraught father further explained that when Alanis was expecting to collect the sum of £102,000 in May 2023 for a project, at the same time she was expecting her new salary of £2,000 on May 28, 2023, and an additional £100,000 on May 30, 2023.

“Alanis’s passport was requested on May 26, 2023, for her to collect £100,000 which I wanted to send to her which was meant for a particular investment in the UK. Herself and her brother had also been notified on May 19, 2023 that they would be visiting Nigeria shortly.

“Ryan, who knew about these, broke into her phone without her consent and stole her bank statements and sensitive information whilst she was asleep at 10am on May 28, 2023 in Manchester, with the intention of blackmailing Alanis and using the stolen information for other purposes.

“Then he woke her up, shouted at her violently and kicked her out without her property and the passport she required to collect the money. This, Ryan admitted to me in writing on June 7, 2023 when I reached out to him after Alanis’ death.

“Ryan lied to the police in his witness statement on August 15, 2023 after admitting to me and showing me evidence in writing on the June 7, that he stole Alanis password and had blackmailed Alanis until she died on May 29, 2023.

“Alanis was terribly frightened on May 28, 2023 and promptly reported Ryan’s psychological attack to her mother Josephine Dillon.

“On May 29, 2023, Ryan continued the psychological assault on Alanis in the presence of Josephine, using the information he had stolen from her phone until Alanis agreed to his demands.”

Oladapo Ogunidipe is calling on the Nigerian High Commission and the UK government to compel the UK police to allow him cross examine Ryan to ascertain the role he played in the death of his daughter.

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