Nigerian immigrant in Canada allegedly drowns weeks after being granted asylum

A 25-year-old Nigerian immigrant has allegedly died after he drowned during a boat cruise with his friends in Montreal, QC, Canada.

According to reports, Uchenna Stanley Nnaji had just been granted asylum in Canada, about two weeks earlier before his demise.

Nigerian immigrant drowns weeks after being granted asylum in Canada

The Nigerian Immigrant was said to have drowned on Saturday in Lac des Sables in the Laurentian community of Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, Canada.

He was with a group of friends near Ste-Lucie beach, about 100 kilometres northwest of Montreal, when he reportedly jumped off a boat into the water to swim at about 11:50 a.m. — and did not resurface. .

His body was recovered Sunday morning at about 10 a.m. by SQ divers. Firefighters and the SQ nautical team, which included divers, had patrolled the area on Saturday until dusk and the SQ resumed its search on Sunday at about 8 a.m.

Nigerians have become the highest percentage of asylum seekers in Canada, according to Canadian authorities.

12,138 pending applications as of December 2018, in its Refugee Protection Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. The report also recorded that the total number of pending applications from across the world stood at 71,675 and Homosexual Nigerians seeking asylum in Canada takes up 17% of this number

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