Nigerian killed in South Africa

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Photo credit: www.herald.ng

The Nigeria Union in South Africa said on Thursday that a Nigerian petty trader, Monday Okorie, was killed in Potchefstroom, North West Province of that country, on Tuesday.

Ikechukwu Anyene, the President of the Union, told the News Agency of Nigeria on phone from Pretoria, South Africa, that the victim was an indigene of Agwu in Enugu State.

He said that on receipt of the report, some national officers of the union travelled to the North West Province to investigate the incident.

Mr. Anyene said the initial investigation showed that some unknown assailants shot and killed Okorie.

He said the incident had been reported to the South African Police Department and other government agencies.

According to Mr. Anyene, 20 Nigerians resident in the city were initially arrested by the police for protesting the murder and allegedly causing public violence.

He said some of the Nigerians had been released after investigations while the nine charged to court were granted free bail.

Mr. Anyene stated that the incident had been reported to the Nigerian Mission in South Africa and had been assured that there would be follow-up investigations.

“Nigeria Union is satisfied with investigations done so far by the South African police.

“Our people and government are not happy with the way cases involving Nigerians in South Africa are being handled, vis-a-vis the high success rate of prosecution of crime in South Africa.

“We told Nigerians resident in the province to remain law abiding and allow the police to carry out a thorough investigation of the incident,” he said.

(NAN)

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  • Olu from South Africa

    Why is it always my brother from another mother always suffered fatality here in South Africa. Anyway, RIP Monday Okorie.

    • wonderboi

      Mind your language Olu, people are jealous of your brothers from another mother that is why

      • Olu from South Africa

        My brother! It’s high time they watched themselves. People jealous of them home and abroad?

  • Shahokaya

    “Nigeria Union is satisfied with investigations done so far by the South African police. Our people and government are not happy with the way cases involving Nigerians in South Africa are being handled, vis-a-vis the high success rate of prosecution of crime in South Africa.”???

  • Josephine

    If Bokohari can send Soldiers to kill Nigerians in Asaba and Anambra because they protested that they want their own country then why will Other countries not feel free to kill Nigerians and have their own policemen arrest and kill Nigerians who peacefully protest any injustices? Mohammadu Bokohari is the problem. When the head is rotten then what do you expect?

    • Olu from South Africa

      Imbecile way of reasoning.

  • Oladeji Y

    Igbo lives dangerously across the world. Many are not employable where they live and are desperately do crime to make it or stay overseas. I once met someone who introduced himself as 419 and advertising fake visas of various countries. This in another man country ! What they enjoyed in Jonathan government was free rain for criminality.