Xenophobia Attack: Friend narrate how young Nigerian was murdered in SA

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This young man, Eloka Agu was robbed and beaten to death in South Africa

The South African Police have been indicted in the death of a Nigerian living in that country after they refused to take him to a hospital.

More shocking revelation has been made about a young Nigerian man, Eloka Agu, who was allegedly robbed and beaten to death by a mob in South Africa on Monday, November 13, 2017.

Agu who hailed from Ihiala in Anambra State, according to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria [NAN], was brutally beaten during an alleged street fight over a phone in the Olivenhoutbosch area of Gauteng, South Africa.

However, his friends have implicated the SA Police in the death of the Nigerian businessman whom they said was left to die even when the police were invited to the scene and he begged them to take him to a hospital.

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One of the deceased's friends, Osinenu Obinna, who posted the sad news on his Facebook page, said Agu had pleaded with police to take him to the hospital but they refused and left him to bleed to death.

Another friend said that even in his condition, the police insisted on taking Agu to his house for a search on the allegation that he was a drug dealer and armed robber.

“The victim pleaded with the police to take him to the hospital for treatment but they refused. They insisted on taking him to his house for a search.

After searching his house without finding anything, he died as a result of the severe beating. As usual, the Nigerian community in the area which expressed worry about the incidents, had vowed to take up the matter with appropriate authorities," the friend said.

Posting the devastating news on his Facebook wall, Obinna had this to say of his murdered friend:

"South Africa has brought a lot of pains to us. My brothers, must we go to South Africa to make money? As for me, money is everywhere. Eloka, you left here to South Africa, now you are dead. Why God?

We, your brothers, are angry, crying, living with great pains and asking many questions about your death. Miss you brother, till we meet again."

Apart from Agu, another Nigerian, Ikechukwu Mmanwoke Edmond, a 40-year-old businessman, was also killed in front of his house on Amant Street, Malvern, Johannesburg, on Saturday, November 11, 2017, by some South Africa men who had allegedly gone to rob the house.

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Edmond, a native of Ihembosi, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State, was said to have tried to intervene while a South African woman was being harassed by the men and they descended on him and beat him to death.

For many years now, Nigerians have been at the receiving end at the hands of their South African hosts and the police who arbitrarily kill, maim and destroy their properties without the government doing anything to curb their excesses.

The Nigerian government too has been paying lip service to the protection of its citizens in foreign countries without taking appropriate steps to secure their lives and properties and one wonders when all of these will end.

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