Another Nigerian who hails from Ogbaku, in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State, identified as ThankGod Okoro, 30, has been killed in South Africa.
The Publicity Secretary of the Nigeria Union in South Africa, Habib Miller, who is based in Pretoria, confirmed the killing of Okoro in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Port Harcourt on Friday
He said; “The union is not happy with the latest murder of ThankGod Okoro on April 9 by a member of the South African Police Flying Squad at Hamburg, Florida West Rand in Johannesburg. The officer, who shot Okoro claimed that the young man attempted to stab him during a stop-and-search operation. Our team has gone to the Florida Police Station to ensure that due process is followed in an attempt to seek justice on the killing. The Independent Police Investigative Directorate has been notified of the killing of Mr Okoro.”
Miller said that the police in Florida State had commenced investigation to unravel the circumstances that led to the killing of the Nigerian. He said;“Anyone suspected or found on the wrong side of the law should be arrested and tried at the appropriate court rather than killing Nigerians extra-judiciously”.