Nigerian businessman murdered in South Africa – the 15th victim in 2016

Ikejiaku Chinedu, a Nigerian businessman based in South Africa, was on Tuesday beaten to death by guards of a private security firm in the country.

According to Ikechukwu Anyene, president of the Union of Nigerians in South Africa, Chinedu is the 15th Nigerian to be killed in South Africa since the beginning of the year.

Collins Mgbo, secretary of the Limpopo province of the union, said the tragic incident happened around 8pm on the ill-fated day.

He said the deceased, who was married with three children, hailed from Ogwa, Mbaitoli local government area of Imo state.

“One of our members here, Ikejiaku Chinedu, was killed on the outskirts of Polokwane, Limpopo Province of South Africa,” he told NAN.

“Information available to us showed that guards of the security company chased and arrested him; he was beaten. The autopsy result we have showed that there were bruises all over his body, showing that he was beaten to death or suffocated.”

Mgbo said the union had reported the incident to the South African police for investigation.

“The South African police assured us of thorough investigation to ensure that justice is done,” he said, adding that the incident had been reported to the national secretariat of our union in Pretoria.
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