Nigerian Man, Monday Okorie, Killed In South Africa

Physinews Reports: The Nigeria Union in South Africa said on
Thursday that a Nigerian petty trader, Monday
Okorie, was killed in Potchefstroom, North West
Province of that country, on Tuesday.

Mr Ikechukwu Anyene, the President of the
Union, who spoke on phone from Pretoria,
South Africa, said that the victim was an
indigene of Agwu in Enugu State.
He said that on receipt of the report, some
national officers of the union travelled to the
North West Province to investigate the incident.

Anyene said that initial investigation showed
that some unknown assailants shot and killed
Okorie. He said that the incident had been
reported to the South African Police Department
and other government agencies. According to
Anyene, 20 Nigerians resident in the city were
initially arrested by the police for protesting the
murder and allegedly causing public violence.

He said some of the Nigerians had been
released after investigations while the nine
charged to court were granted free bail.
Anyene stated that the incident had been
reported to the Nigerian Mission in South Africa
and had been assured that there would be
follow-up investigations.

“ Nigeria Union is satisfied with investigations
done so far by the South African police. Our
people and government are not happy with the
way cases involving Nigerians in South Africa
are being handled, vis-a-vis the high success
rate of prosecution of crime in South Africa.

“ We told Nigerians resident in the province to
remain law abiding and allow the police to
carry out a thorough investigation of the
incident,” Anyene said

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