Nigerian Beaten To Death By Police In South Africa

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A Nigerian in South Africa has been beaten to death by a police official in the country.

The man has been identified as Nonso Odo, 30, from Amangwu-Nkwerre, Imo State

Reacting to this development, Mr Emeka Ezinteje, Public Relations Officer of Nigeria Union in South Africa, Ikechukwu Anyene decried the incident.

Ezinteje tells NAN reports indicated that the deceased, who was a barber, quarreled with a fellow Nigerian in their business centre.

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“After the quarrel, the fellow Nigerian stopped a police patrol team. The barber ran when he saw the patrol team.”

According to Ezinteje, the police patrol went after the victim; 30 minutes later, the police brought back the lifeless body of the barber.

“Not satisfied with the police report, some members of the union went to see the corpse in hospital.”

He said Sgt. Nengobeni, a South African police officer at the hospital, denied that the police killed him.

The officer said the police were flagged down by somebody while the victim took to his heels.

Nengobeni said by the time the police got to the victim, he was tired and gasping for breath and was pronounced dead on getting to the hospital.



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