Another young Nigerian businessman resident in South Africa has been allegedly killed by the police a day after he was arrested.
Another young Nigerian resident in South Africa has been reportedly killed and dumped on the roadside a day after he was arrested by the South African police for not having his International passport on him.
According to a friend of the victim who was identified only as Frank, the police allegedly murdered him in another extra-judicial killing before dumping his body by the roadside where it was discovered.
The victim who is said to be a native of Okigwe in Imo State, was said to be a businessman in that country and was arrested when he went to buy something without carrying his passport and was not given a chance to go and get the passport from his apartment.
One of the friends of the deceased, Lordskarly Ebubedike who shared the story on Facebook, wrote:
"R.I.P to you, Frank. A young man from Okigwe, Imo State Nigeria, who came to hustle in South Africa and the police arrested him last night for not having his passport.
We all found him dead by the road side. Is this the best way SA Police? We are all created from the same flesh in any case; at least all average Nigerians paid for South Africans' freedom during the school days.
It was called Mandela's fees. So it is better that you send them home than killing them. May your gentle soul rest in peace, Amen.
Have you ever heard that a foreigner was killed by a police officer or by any uniformed man in Nigeria before? Please, together we can move ahead."
This is the third Nigerian to be killed by the South African Police in the past three weeks and it seems the Nigerian government is doing little or nothing to protect its citizens in other countries.
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