Friday, July 24, 2015

Photo: South African Police Beat Nigerian To Death

The President of Nigeria Union in South Africa, Ikechukwu Anyene, on Thursday, decried the killing of a Nigerian in Hillbrow, Johannesburg. NAN recalls that the Nigerian, Nonso Odo, 30, from Amangwu-Nkwerre, Imo State, was allegedly tortured to death by South African Police officers on Thursday.

Mr Emeka Ezinteje, Public Relations Officer of the union, told NAN in Johannesburg that the union decried the incident after receiving the report.

Ezinteje said reports indicated that the deceased, who was a barber, quarrelled with a fellow Nigerian in their business centre.


“After the quarrel, the fellow Nigerian stopped a police patrol team. The barber ran when he saw the patrol team.”

According to Ezinteje, the police patrol went after Odo; 30 minutes later, the police brought back the lifeless body of the barber.

“Not satisfied with the police report, some members of the union went to see the corpse in hospital.”

He said Sgt. Nengobeni, a South African police officer at the hospital, denied that the police killed him.

The officer said the police were flagged down by somebody while the victim took to his heels.

Nengobeni said by the time the police got to the victim, he was tired and gasping for breath and was pronounced dead on getting to the hospital.

Ezinteje said the union suspected foul play and would get to the root of the case.

“We have also received reports by eyewitnesses that Odo was beaten to death.

“We have ordered a post mortem to ascertain the cause of Odo’s death. The union will also take this case to the Independent Police Investigative Department, for more investigation.

“The department is responsible for investigating wrong doings by police officers,” he said.


He also said the incident had been reported to Nigeria`s Consulate General in Johannesburg and Hillbrow Police Station, also in Johannesburg.

28 comments:

  1. a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said..
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    May his soul RIP....

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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

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  2. Oh wat a promising young dude

    Fibonnachi omogbai

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  3. another xenophobia abi? Ema see bo

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  4. This SA police come be like dem worst pass our brodas here. May his soul r.i.p

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  5. When will all this rubbish end

    Fibonnachi omogbai

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  6. God help us sharr

    Fibonnachi omogbai

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  7. I wish the embassy can do something about this. May his soul rest in peace

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  8. MR EDDY said this heat wan kill person


    May his soul rest in peace.
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    ^™THAT EDO BOY.COM~

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  9. MR EDDY said this heat wan kill person


    May his soul rest in peace.
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    ^™THAT EDO BOY.COM~

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  10. Come back to your country. Wetin dey south Africa sef

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  11. I have gotten the money. Thanks so much Ladun
    I am 10k richer

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  12. More like igbo association of south Africa.

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  13. Is this continuation of xenophobic attack

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  14. May God grant the dead eternal rest

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  15. I don’t know what Nigerians are looking for in South Africa o

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  16. So sad! May his soul rest in peace....

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