South Africa: 27-years-old Nigerian Killed

 

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A 27-years-old Nigerian, Ebuka okori, who is based in South Africa is said to have been killed by the Durban police in the early hours of Friday. This was reported by the Nigerian community in South Africa which the young Ebuka was a member.

According to the Chairman, an eyewitness informed the Union that two police officers in casual wears forcefully gained access into the victim’s Apartment at Campbell Street in Durban at 2.am on Friday.

He said that the officers immediately demanded money from Mr. Okori.

“When he refused, He was handcuffed, taken outside and shot dead. The Officers took away his cell phone, E-passport and other valuable documents.

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“The relative of the victim was tortured and robbed of his belongings while a third victim, a South African, was also robbed,”

He also reported that the brother of the victim escaped from the house and called for help.

“The Metro Police around the vicinity swiftly intervened and picked the vehicle number of the assailants,” he said.

Again, he said that the police detectives and other special Police team which investigates complaints against their colleagues are assisting to arrest the culprits.

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The president of the Union in South Africa, Mr. Adetola Olubajo, said that the National Secretariat had been informed about the incident

He said the union was monitoring the situation and had informed the Nigerian Mission and the South African police.

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