Caleb Obari, a 21-year-old Nigerian graduate who went missing in August after attending a yacht party with friends, has been found dead in Odesa Oblast, Ukraine.
Caleb‘s body was found on Saturday, September 12, 2020, near the coastline in Chornomorsk, a port city in Odesa Oblast, Kyiv Post reports.
According to the police, the cause of death is yet to be established and his case is currently being investigated as an accident.
Obari’s body was found few weeks after his parents released a video begging for help in finding their son who attended a Yacht party with friends after they were invited by a woman only for them to return without him.
They stated that the friends and the woman should be questioned about what happened to their son as they alleged that he was thrown overboard into the ocean.
According to a volunteer group called Rescue Platform 911, Obari was invited to a party on a boat by Vera Topalova, owner of a BDSM-themed bar Iznanka in Odesa.
Out of about 10 passengers on the boat, Obari was the only foreigner. The boat set sail from the Sauvignon Yacht Club in Odesa and went four kilometers out from the coast but returned without Obari.
The deceased friend who waited for him after the party was over said that when the boat arrived without Obari, other passengers gave his personal belongings, including a mobile phone, to him without any explanation of what happened.
Few days after Obari’s disappearance, Topalova in a Facebook post, admitted to inviting him to the party but said he went swimming in the sea together with other guests.
She explained that he went missing afterwards which indicates he had drowned since he could not swim.
After his disappearance, friends took to Twitter with hashtag #JusticeForCaleb to raise awareness about the incident.
Also, a protest was held near the Nigerian Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kyiv on August 31.
Watch video of the protest below;
African students protest at the Nigerian Embassy in Ukraine, demand #JusticeforCaleb, a just graduated Nigerian student who was allegedly thrown into the Black Sea on August 20, 2020 by 9 Ukrainians still walking the streets as free men
— KATOR, THE BIG BROTHER 👳🏾♂️ (@KYAQY) September 1, 2020