SAD: Two Nigerians Killed In South Africa[PHOTO]


Physinews: The Nigeria Union in Pretoria has confirmed
that two Nigerians residing in South Africa have
been killed this month. The Secretary of the
union, Mr Adetola Olubajo, told newsmen in
Pretoria on Tuesday that the first victim, one
Adeniyi Olumoko, a petty trader, was stabbed
to death on Oct.7. Olubajo said that Olumoko,
37, an indigene of Ogun, was killed at
Marabastard in Pretoria by a South African, who
forcefully took the victim’s goods without
paying.


He cited witnesses as saying that Olumoko
was left bleeding for up to five hours because
para-medics could not show up to attend to
him. The secretary said that the killing had
been reported to the Central Police Station in
Pretoria and Nigerian Mission in South Africa.

Olubajo said that another Nigerian, Christian
Onwukaike, was also shot dead by assailants
at Empangeni in the North Coast area of
Kwazulu Natal on Oct.16.

He said that reports from the union`s chapter in
the province, indicated that the assailants shot
the victim from a moving car. The scribe
explained that Onwukaike, a native of Awgbu in
the Orumba North Local Government Area of
Anambra, drove himself to the hospital after the
shooting and eventually collapsed and died.

“Nigeria Union is calling on the Nigerian
Mission to demand results of investigations of
all murder cases involving Nigerian victims from
the South African authority, he pleaded.

Olubajo said that the union was not happy that
all murder cases involving Nigerians in South
Africa were never resolved. “ We recommend
that the consulate officials visit the area
immediately in company of some members of
the national and provincial executives of the
Nigeria Union to speak with the police and the
Nigerian community,” he said. A source close
to the Nigerian Consulate in South Africa said
correspondent that the report of the incidents
had been received at the consulate.