Mr Benedict Sylvester Igwedike ,a 67 year old Nigerian who was a passenger on a United Airline flight bound for houston was found dead on his seat . The United flight 143 which left Lagos on Monday night September 23rd and landed in Houston, USA at George Bush Intercontinental Airport early Tuesday morning. He was said to have died at about 8:25 a.m
Houston police say they are awaiting autopsy results to determine the exact cause of death, according to a press release.
According to HPD Homicide Division Senior Police Officer, M. Miller, patrol officers responded to a deceased male who was on board the United Airlines flight #143 arriving from Lagos, Nigeria.
Miller said: “Further investigation determined Mr. Igwedike passed away shortly after the flight departed from Nigeria.
“The flight was then rerouted to Dakar, Senegal. After refuelling, authorities in Senegal rerouted the flight to Houston.”
The investigation is pending Igwedike’s cause of death says Miller.
The normal time for the direct flight between Lagos and Houston, Texas is about 13 hours but the plane was diverted to the capital of Senegal ostensibly to administer further medical treatment on the late Igwedike.