Sunday, July 25, 2021

Nigerians storm South African station over extra judicial killing by police officer

One of the police officers from the Newcastle Police Station was said to have killed the man without provocation.

• June 15, 2021
protest against xenophobia
A photo of the protest against xenophobia used to illustrate the story [Photo credit:ABC News}

Some Nigerians living in South Africa on Tuesday protested the killing of a 30-year-old compatriot, Stanley Igwe, by a South African police officer.

Mr Igwe, who hailed from Amandugba village, Isu Local Government Area of Imo State, was reportedly killed on June 6, 2021, allegedly by a police officer in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa.

Narrating the incident on telephone from Johannesburg, the President-General of Nigerian Citizens Association in South Africa (NICASA), Ben Okoli, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the protest followed the killing of Mr Igwe.

“All hell broke loose at Newcastle Police Station, in KwaZulu-Natal, when a group of Nigerian men stormed the police station demanding justice for their fallen brother.

“The Nigerian men claimed that one of the police officers from the Newcastle Police Station killed a Nigerian man, unprovoked,” Mr Okoli said.

The NICASA leader said that the angry Nigerians then called for explanation from the South African police and demanded justice.
He, however, said that the Nigerian diplomatic mission in South Africa is currently handling the situation to resolve the issue amicably.

More from Peoples Gazette

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma and Nnamdi Kanu

Enugu

Imo now safe; able to deal with future threats

Imo has come under heavy attacks from unknown gunmen who target government establishments and politicians.

Bandits (Credit: VOA)

States

Bandits attack Kaduna police division, officers injured

Mr Jalige said the attack, which occurred on July 23, at about 11:00 p.m., involved a large number of bandits who came in three Sharon utility vehicles.

Information Minister Lai Mohammed

Education

Only best students from North used to get admission into federal schools: Lai Mohammed

Mr Mohammed stressed that in his time, only the very best from the 13 Provinces in the North made it to the college and not by any other consideration.

Dapo Abiodun

States

Ogun governor pledges local government autonomy

The governor said he would ensure the new local government chairmen who would emerge from the just concluded election got autonomy to administer their council areas.