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Outrage As Nigerian Medical Student Faces Deportation From Russia Over Delayed Scholarship

Nigerians are presently outraged as Yahaya, a leading African student with 5.2 GP, was suspended and has been in detention in Russia for over a month over corruption in the Sokoto Scholarship Board.

The medical university first suspended Yahaya, a recipient of the Best African Medical Student award at the Russian Centre for Scientific Research when the Sokoto government could not pay for his scholarship, which is long overdue.

The student is said to have appeared twice at a Russian State court and if eventually convicted, may be expelled from ISMU, detained or even banned from entering Russia, in the nearest future.

Yahaya was accompanied by a staff member of IMSU and a police officer to the Russian immigration office on Thursday morning (June 2, 2022) to sign a document, alleged to be a deportation form.

Meanwhile, the Head of Transparency International in Nigeria, an anti-corruption body, Mallam Auwal Musa Rafsanjani has called for the probe of the officers behind Yahaya’s ongoing ordeal.

Yahaya’s detention has stirred waves of reactions on social media as many Nigerians are deeply outraged and angered by the situation.

Some of the reactions below;

One phizbarz wrote; ”Chei can you just imaging this is so painful to emerge best student but people who are suppose to take care of your school bill cant provide. NOt that there is no money to provide just because someone somewhere decided to keep the money for him and his family is this not wickedness at its peak ? Fail system has failed another bright youth once again.”

One mis__nancy wrote; ”This is just too painful”

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One attih_soul wrote; ”Nigeria always fails its own. So sad”

One kingmeggie_ wrote; ‘‘No Nah! Why Can’t Russia Invest In Him And Make Him Work For Them? 😢 I’m So Pained.”

One dumebiblog wrote; ”An academic genius that is supposed to be a treasure is now going through police detention, disgrace and possible deportation. See! Wherever you go, Nigeria will always follow you.”

One sisi_painter87 wrote; ‘May Nigeria not happen to us.’

One laju_large wrote; ”Probably use the money to marry more wives and buy big houses in Abj . A country who celebrate incompetence.”

One daisyolusesi wrote; ‘‘So Nigeria happened him in Russia 😢oh God have mercy on Nigeria”

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