Nigerian Trader Shot Dead in South Africa in Alleged Xenophobic Killing
Vanguard reports that a Nigerian trader identified as Monday Okorie was recently shot dead in an alleged Xenophobic killing in Potchefstroom, South Africa.
Investigations revealed that Okorie, an indigene of Agwu in Enugu State, was shot and killed by some unknown assailants on Tuesday.
Several Nigerian residents in the city were said to have taken to the streets to protest the murder and allegedly caused public violence.
According to the President of the Nigerian Union in SA, Mr Ikechukwu Anyene, 20 Nigerians were arrested during the protest. He, however, added some of the Nigerians had been released after investigations while nine of them that were charged to court were granted free bail.
Anyene also stated that the incident has been reported to the South African Police Department and other government agencies. He added that the Nigerian Mission in South Africa has assured that there would be follow-up investigations on the murder.
“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.” he said.
Last year, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aminu Wali, revealed that the Nigerian government has demanded N84 million from South Africa to pay victims of xenophobic attacks.
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