8 Policemen Arrested Over Killing Of A Nigerian In South Africa
There is justice on the horizon for the Nigerian Union in South Africa, NUSA and families of Nigerians killed in that country.
The South African Police have arrested eight policemen in connection with the alleged brutal murder of a Nigerian.
The President, NUSA, Mr. Adetola Olubajo, confirmed the arrest of the policemen to the News Agency of Nigeria on the telephone from Pretoria on Friday, October 5th.
According to him, Mr Badmus Ibrahim, 25, was allegedly tortured to death by his killers in Vanderbijlpark near Johannesburg in 2017.
Olubajo said the police officers were indicted for murder and torture by South Africa’s Independent Police Investigating Directorate on September 27, 2018.
Recall that when South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa visited Nigeria in July, he said the killing of Nigerians and other foreign nationals in the country was an act of criminality, not specifically targeted at Nigerians.
According to Ramaphosa, the killings are caused by high level of unemployment among the youth as well as other social factors emanating from long apartheid misrule while government is doing its best possible to bring it down.
“These are acts of criminality. When we were involved in our struggle we said the South Africa that we are fighting for is the South Africa which will regard everyone who lives in South Africa on the basis of equality, respect for human rights,” he had told newsmen after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
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