Nige­rian stabs 2 oth­ers to death in S/Africa

Sunday Trust - - NEWS -

The Nige­rian Com­mu­nity in South Africa has con­firmed that two mem­bers were killed by a Nige­rian early yes­ter­day. Mr Emeka Ez­in­teje, Sec­re­tary of the Nige­rian Union in South Africa, told the News Agency of Nige­ria (NAN) on the tele­phone from Johannesburg, South Africa, that the in­ci­dent was due to a busi­ness dis­pute.

“We have re­ceived a re­port that at 3.00am on Sat­ur­day, Mr Ek­weghiariri Chidi Isacc, 34, a na­tive of Ehime in Isiala Mbano Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment of Imo and Mr Nzechukwu Alabuche, 35, from Azia in Anam­bra were stabbed to death by one Sun­day from Awgbu in Anam­bra State. The in­ci­dent oc­curred at Ros­set­inville, South of Johannesburg.

“We un­der­stand that there was a busi­ness dis­pute be­tween the vic­tims and the as­sailant,” he said.

He said that the union had re­ported the in­ci­dent to the Nige­rian mis­sion and the South African po­lice.

“The as­sailant is on the run while the po­lice have com­menced in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the in­ci­dent. The union con­demns the killing of any Nige­rian and will part­ner with rel­e­vant au­thouri­ties to en­sure that jus­tice is done in the case,” Ez­in­teje said.

The sec­re­tary said that the po­lice had taken the bod­ies to the hos­pi­tal for au­topsy. (NAN)

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