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Nigerian Student Killed By Ghanaian Roommate Over Borrowed $4500

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Nigerian Student Killed By Ghanaian Roommate Over Borrowed $4500

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March 19, 2014 – Nigerian Student Killed By Ghanaian Roommate Over Borrowed $4500

Do you guys remember the story of a Nigerian undergraduate who was killed recently by an unknown person in Ghana, if you missed it, read it here.

The real name of the deceased is Godwin Awogbo, the deceased’s father recently talked to Tribune on why his son was murdered.

Mr Fred Awogbo who said he regret ever sending his son to study in Ghana accused his roommate of killing him over $4500 he (the deceased) lend him.

The bereaved father revealed that his son’s room-mate borrowed $4500 from him and killed him when he asked for the money..

He said:

“We arrived at the Nigerian High Commission and with some of the staff of the High Commission, we went to meet the Vice Chancellor. The meeting was also witnessed by the Police and all Nigerian community leaders in Ghana.At the meeting, the management asked some of his friends and roommate to say what they knew about his death. Meanwhile, while I was in Nigeria, I spoke with his roommate, a Ghanaian, who told me that my son had withdrawn some thousands of dollars meant for his school fees, but had lent the money to some students. When he requested them to pay back, they started threatening his life. It was after the threats that he heard about his death.

“Unfortunately, after everyone of them had spoken, not even the roommate mentioned the issue of those my son lent some money and how they threatened him.  So, I told the school authority and the police right there to ask him to tell them how my son was threatened. It was when he started talking that we realised he (the room mate) was the one who borrowed about $4,500 from my son, thereby denying my son the opportunity of paying his school fees on time. When my late son started worrying him, he set him up. So, after the police took my statement, they promised to arrest him.”“My son was brought up in the church. When he was still in secondary school, he was being addressed as ‘Dr Pastor’ because he was active in church”. Appreciating the efforts of the Nigerian High Commission, Mr Awogbo said “The Nigeria High Commission in Ghana really surprised us with the amount of effort they have put into this case. They have promised to make sure the killer is brought to book.

Honestly, I regret sending my child to study in Ghana, because if he had gained admission into higher institution in Nigeria, this would not have happened. The reason I sent him to Ghana was to avoid the issue of strike action in Nigerian higher institutions. Even his mother and proprietor wanted him to go to Canada to further his studies. They really persuaded me but I said ‘No’, because I didn’t want to lose my boy.

I have been traveling to Europe for more than 20 years and I know what happens in such developed countries. At a tender age, I thought if I sent him there, I might lose him; he might not even want to come back home.So I decided that after he’s through with his degree, he would go and do his Masters in Canada, but here we are.As for now, I cannot advise any Nigerian parent to send their children to study in Ghana; a lot of them studying here are teenagers and the stress is too much for them. Coming here myself has made me know that, in addition is the fact that the money we are paying is too much, compared to what private universities are charging in Nigeria.”

OMG I feel for this man…. The memory of his late son will forever stay with him.

RIP Godwin.



  1. Mitaya

    March 19, 2014 at 6:58 AM

    am privileged to have worked with a lot of Ghanaian and Kenyans in brief medical career.
    Ghana people are very jealous by nature. They are envious of others not only Nigerians.
    Rip godwin pls Mr Fred stop blaming yourself may be it has been written of Godwin to die this way.

    • patoya

      March 19, 2014 at 8:21 PM

      You have just hit the nail on the head! They are indeed a very envious bunch.They get really envious and competitive when anyone around them seem to be progressing.They grass you up at work to get favours from the bosses. They are really a terrible illiterate bunch.


        March 19, 2014 at 9:31 PM

        Mitaya and Patoya, you are very right about your observations of who the Ghanaian is, Ghanaians are lazy lots and very envious people. They like easy life without working for it, hence millions of Ghanaian youth into fraudulent ‘Sakawa’ scam. Nigerian students should avoid going to Ghana for tetiarry education for reasons of deep rooted hatred Ghanaians have against Nigerians. Ghanaians seem to have foggotened tge sympathy Nigerians extended to them when hunger drove them to Nigeria in the late 70s & 80s, when they came sweeping Nigerian streets and their women engaged in prostitution.

        Godswill murder case is one of the extreme of Ghanaian jealous and envious attitude towards Nigerians. There are so many incidents of zenophobic campaigns targeted against Nigerians by their newsmedia in recent times, despite billions of dollars of Nigerian investments in the Ghanaian economy that has provided thousands of jobs to the Ghanaian families accross the country; they hardly show appreciations rather envy is what they give in return.

        The extent of easy life of an average Ghanaian is seen on their roads where even paupers among them crave to own a four wheel drive, when in real terms they can hardly maintain a motorbike. He eventually ends up mortgaging the only house he struggled to acquire with bank loan, in exchange for a desire to drive an SUV. He as a result makes no further progress in life, he gets stuck servicing SUV loan for the rest of his life and begins to throw anger and envy at people especially Nigerians who are making meaningful strides in their business activities.
        Its a pity Ghanaian envious attitude is impacting negatively in the general progress of an average Ghanaian.

  2. burkina faso

    March 19, 2014 at 7:20 AM

    Never blame yourself Mr. Fred, cos death is ubiquitous. Such would also had happened if he was admitted into Nigerian or Canadan University. Thank God that he was not found guilty but killed for his good deeds. Rip, Dr. Pastor. May your killer(s) be detected and prosecuted.

  3. Lion

    March 19, 2014 at 7:27 AM

    Mitaya y shud u speak this way? Are u d one who wrote it that he’ll die that way? Instead of condemning d idiot that s responsible, u are here spewing thrash. Anyway, I think we Nigerians should as a matter if urgency decide to henceforth stop sending our children to study in these stupid African countries that ain’t better than our. All hope is not lost in our universities. The quality of any graduate anywhere depends more on personal effort. We only wish a more enabling environment be created for conducive learning. Fuck all d retardeens in government. RIP Godwin


    March 19, 2014 at 7:59 AM

    I wonder why Nigerian students are being treated wih so much contempt in other countries recently. This has to stop before all the students are all killed in foreign schools.

  5. lexy

    March 19, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    no matter how bad it is, home is home! our nigerian uni is off low standards but we cant jst run away from our shadows! now d issue of regret has set in, well RIP Godwin!!

  6. chichi

    March 19, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    Mr. Fred , please don’t blame yourself and Mrs. Fred don’t blame your husband for not taking your advice of sending your son to Canada. I know how you feel loosing a grown-up son like that but you will not kill yourself but rather pray for him. Thank God he was a good child and I pray that his sprit, soul and body should hunt his killers until they confess.Rest in peace Godwin, we love you but God loves you more.

  7. Nedu

    March 19, 2014 at 12:06 PM

    $4500 will send u to a good private school in Nigeria.#thinkingoutloud#

  8. D Hunter

    March 19, 2014 at 1:27 PM

    Just tooooo hell bitter 2 comment rt nw. I feel i shld just avenge his death on all d ingrate Ghanians in Nigeria rt nw. Ungr8ful black hearted pple. No 1da d large black star symbol on dia national flag. Symbolizing acute wickedness n cruety. Blame dos who even go dia in d 1st place 4 wateva rzn. I cannt even send my Dog 2 dat usless slums called a country. Wat a waste of innocent n promising lyf.

  9. Mae

    March 19, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    well,dt boy had a bad luck. I ws dere 4 4yrs,no doubt ghanians hate nigerians wt passion. Dat’s y i didnt ve any of em as friend,i didnt hate em,bt i hate dia attitude. Very hard seein me talkin 2 ghanians…

  10. T

    March 19, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    It so sad to loses a child, no amount of talks can console the parents, I pray that God himself will console you Godwin father.
    How can you just kill somebody for any risen, a person you can never bring back, you never think what the parent has gone through to raise him,the money spent ,from primary to college, whoever kill will never have peace. The kill shall of this boy will never know peace throughout his entire life,his life will be so miserable . Rest in peace Godwin.

  11. mrs ohio alias mrs ERANKO

    March 19, 2014 at 4:00 PM




  12. Banke

    March 19, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    mrs ohio, i’m sory bt dat ur comment’s d lamest comment av ever read. sud we direct d blame 2 dis young man dat lend sum1 his fees, pleas its only wise 2 read over ur comments b4 posting. RIP GODWIN. Only God can avenge ur death

  13. Foresman B

    March 19, 2014 at 8:58 PM

    Pls strike or no strike, there are private universities here that are better than some glorified sec schools called univ in my b

  14. Joy Thomas

    March 19, 2014 at 8:58 PM

    y ar dey killing our pple ova dier.2dae makes it a mnth dat godwin ayogu waz killd nd nw itz anoda pson.jst bcos he asked 4 d money hiz roommate borrowed 4rm him xo dat he wil pay hiz fees,hiz rummate nw decided 2 kill him.what a life?

  15. Williams Olayinka

    March 19, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    Why are Ghanians acting like animals towards Nigerians these days

  16. Obiageli Onochukwu

    March 19, 2014 at 9:00 PM

    It is nt Ghana’s fault na our government fault if they did what they are suppose to do in our country tell me where ghana pple will see us to insult

  17. Obiageli Onochukwu

    March 19, 2014 at 9:00 PM

    Hmmmmm This Ghana pple is gradually turning to a Monster

  18. Betty

    March 19, 2014 at 9:21 PM

    All I ve 2 say is RIP. if FG rili had value 4 education no 1 will go outside 2 study. Asup has been on strike for months now no one is sayin anytin abt it. Continue 2 rest in d bossom of d lord. May God console u mr&mrs fred.

  19. Alicej

    March 20, 2014 at 6:27 AM

    Ghanians hate every foreign black living in there country…am a sierraleonean living in Ghana… But they are nt accommodating @ all… Every ghanian is an opportunist..they always pretend to be ok, but the fact is their nation is greater than them the citizens… Few ghanians can afford proper meal… Oo they eat like slaves….

  20. jones clottey

    January 28, 2016 at 6:01 AM

    guys cut out those emotional knee jerk reactions. ask yourself how many foreigners have been murdered in nigeria. will that make all nigeria bad and hostile to foreigners? do you know how many ghanaians have been murdered in nigeria? are you telling me a nigerian hasn’t murdured a ghanaian before? tragedies like this happen everywhere.there are over 75000 nigerian students in ghana. do you think that many nigerian students would troop to ghana to study if conditions there were dangerous and hostile? do you know that a lot more crimes and murders happen in nigeria than in ghana? isn’t ghana a lot safer place than nigeria? please dont get so emotional about this tragedy and spew hate on ghana people.

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