Two Nigerians ruthlessly murdered in South Africa
The Secretary of the union, Mr. Adetola Olubajo, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Pretoria on Tuesday that the first victim, one Adeniyi Olumoko, a petty trader, was stabbed to death on October 7.
Olubajo said that Olumoko, 37, an indigene of Ogun, was killed at Marabastard in Pretoria by a South African, who forcefully took the victim’s goods without paying.
He quoted witnesses as saying that Olumoko was left bleeding for up to five hours because paramedics did not show up to attend to him.
The secretary said that the killing had been reported to the Central Police Station in Pretoria and the Nigerian Mission in South Africa.
Olubajo said that another Nigerian, Christian Onwukaike, was shot dead by assailants at Empangeni in the North Coast area of Kwazulu Natal on October 16.
He said that reports from the union’s chapter in the province indicated that the assailants shot the victim from a moving car.
He explained that Onwukaike, a native of Awgbu in the Orumba North Local Government
Area of Anambra, drove himself to the hospital after the shooting and eventually collapsed and died.
Olubajo said that the union was not happy that murder cases involving Nigerians in South Africa don’t get solved.