By Mike Mbonye
A 27- yr –previous Nigerian, Ebuka Okori, was killed by the police in Durban within the early hours of Friday, the Nigerian group in South Africa stated.
Mr Bartholomew Eziagulu, the Chairman of the Nigerian Union chapter in Kwazulu Natal Province of South Africa, advised the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on phone from Durban that the sufferer was a local of Umunze in Orumba North Local Government of Anambra.
He stated that an eyewitness knowledgeable the union that two law enforcement officials in mufti forcefully gained entry to the sufferer`s home at Campbell Street in Durban at 2.am on Friday.
According to him, the officers instantly demanded cash from Okori.
“ When he refused, he was handcuffed, taken exterior and shot lifeless. The officers took away his mobile phone, e-passport and different invaluable paperwork.
“ The relative of the victim was tortured and robbed of his belongings while a third victim, a South African, was also robbed,” he stated.
Eziagulu stated that the Okori`s brother escaped from the home and referred to as for assist.
“ The Metro Police around the vicinity swiftly intervened and picked the vehicle number of the assailants,” he stated.
Eziagulu stated that police detectives and one other particular police workforce which investigates complaints in opposition to their colleagues are aiding to arrest the culprits.
“So far I have to respect the trouble of the SAPS detectives, Metro Police and the IPID workforce, there have been incredible at providers , a lot cooperation ,by no means seen earlier than.
“The station of the culprits has been directed for immediate arrest, while one of them already requested for sick leave ,the other still at large”, he stated.
Mr Adetola Olubajo, the President of the Nigerian Union in South Africa, stated that the nationwide secretariat had been knowledgeable concerning the incident.
He stated that the union was monitoring the scenario and had knowledgeable the Nigerian Mission and the South African police.
Eziagulu in an announcement additionally drew consideration to the case of one other Nigerian
Ebuka Eziomwu , charged with theft.