Saturday, 30 July 2016

Killing of Nigerian businessman: South African Police assures thorough investigation

Mr Collins Mgbo, the Secretary of Nigeria Union, Limpopo Province chapter, South Africa, says the South African Police have assured of thorough investigation on the killing of a Nigerian businessman.

The businessman, Ikejiaku Chinedu, 35, father of three, was killed at Mokopane town, Limpopo Province on Tuesday by operatives of a private security company.

Mgbo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Polokwane, Limpopo Province on Friday that the police met with the Nigerian community to assure them of comprehensive investigation.

“ We reported the brutal killing of the Nigerian to the police. They have taken up the matter and assured of comprehensive investigation on the incident.

“ The police also told us to be calm and law abiding. The union has informed the Nigerian community in the province on the development,” he said.

Mgbo said the union was also awaiting the autopsy report on the incident and would follow the matter to its conclusion.

The President of Nigeria Union, South Africa, Mr Ikechukwu Anyene, said the body had sent a report of the incident to the Nigerian mission in South Africa.

“ We are calling on the Federal Government to demand the result of investigations of all murder cases of Nigerian victims from South African authorities.

“ The Nigerian community in South Africa is in distress and want the Federal Government to persuade its South African counterpart to prosecute killers of Nigerians,” he said. (NAN)