Mystery Surrounding Sudden Death of Nigerian Businessman in Scotland Baffles Family

Mystery Surrounding Sudden Death of Nigerian Businessman in Scotland Baffles Family

…By Joseph Benjamin for TDPel Media. The family of John Oguchukwu, a 46-year-old Nigerian businessman known as ‘Pet Brother’, has been left in confusion and sorrow after he passed away suddenly on May 10, 2023, in Glasgow, Scotland.


Despite the efforts of security and health experts, the cause of his death remains a mystery.

This tragic event has had a profound impact on his loved ones, leaving them grappling with the loss and seeking answers.

Mystery Surrounding John Oguchukwu’s Sudden Death

John Oguchukwu, the owner of JP Stores in Glasgow, was preparing to celebrate his 46th birthday on August 28 this year when tragedy struck.


On the morning of May 10, 2023, he returned home from work and later died in his sleep.

His wife, Paulene Oguchukwu, was devastated to discover that he was breathless and unresponsive.

She tried to wake him using his usual telephone alarm, but her attempts were in vain.

Efforts to Revive John and the Absence of Health Issues:

Paulene immediately contacted John’s elder brother, Uchenna, for assistance.

Emergency medical teams in Glasgow made every effort to revive him but were unsuccessful.


Paulene revealed that John had an upcoming appointment with his medical doctor, but there were no signs of failing health prior to this incident.

According to her, John had gone about his normal daily activities before returning home early that morning.

Unsuccessful Autopsy and Ongoing Investigation:

An autopsy was conducted on John’s body at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital on May 23, 2023, but it failed to determine the cause of death.

Doctor Ming Han Lim ordered further investigation, including testing John’s body fluid, with the results expected to be released in six months.

Despite this uncertainty, James Down, in charge of embalmment, assured the Health Ministry that John’s body posed no risk.


Tragic Fallout and Loss:

The impact of John Oguchukwu’s sudden death extended beyond Glasgow.

When his remains were repatriated to Nigeria on June 10, 2023, his eldest sibling, Mathew Uwakwe, collapsed and died in a nearby village.

It appeared that Mathew could not bear the reality of losing their beloved ‘pet brother’ at the prime of his life.

The family at home struggled to accept the unexpected loss, with some refusing to believe that John had passed away, insisting he was in a coma and would eventually wake.

John Oguchukwu’s Legacy and Family Left Behind:

In addition to his successful business ventures, John’s academic achievements were noteworthy.


He had received a Master of Arts and Science (Msc.) in Business and Management from the University of Glasgow on June 13, 2014.

John leaves behind two daughters, Jessica and Holy, as well as a 15-year-old son from a lady-friend from Anambra state.


The untimely death of John Oguchukwu, a respected Nigerian businessman, has left his family in a state of confusion and grief.

The lack of clarity surrounding the cause of death only adds to the family’s distress.

As they continue to mourn their loss, they also strive to understand the circumstances that led to this tragic event, seeking closure and answers to the mysteries surrounding his passing.


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