The Nigerian community in South Africa is in mourning mood following the killing of her member in Florida, Johannesburg.
According to reports the recent killing of Mr. ThankGod Okoro, 30, from Ogbaku in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State, is the latest in a series of extra-judicial killing of a Nigerians in that country.
This recurring pre-meditated murder of young Nigerians in South Africa has seen no fewer than 117 Nigerians since February 2016.
The Publicity Secretary of the Nigeria Union in South Africa, Mr. Habib Miller, who is based in Pretoria, confirmed the killing of Okoro in a telephone chart with an online news medium on Friday.
According to the report, the deceased, Okoro, was allegedly shot in the head by a South African police officer.
Hear him:“The union is not happy with the latest murder of ThankGod Okoro on April 9 by a member of the South African Police Flying Squad at Hamburg, Florida West Rand in Johannesburg.
“The officer who shot Okoro claimed that the young man attempted to stab him during a stop-and-search operation, Miller said.
Meanwhile, the Acting President of the Nigeria Union, Mr. Joshua Ogade, and the head of the union’s legal team, Mr. Omoreige Ogboro,is said to have visited the area where the incident occured to gather information that would aide the the pursuit of justice for the late okoro.
“Our team has gone to the Florida Police Station to ensure that due process is followed in an attempt to seek justice on the killing.
“The Independent Police Investigative Directorate has been notified of the killing of Mr. Okoro,” Miller said.
He pleaded with the South African authorities to wade into the matter to discourage wanton killing of Nigerians by policemen in the former apartheid enclave.
“Anyone suspected or found on the wrong side of the law should be arrested and tried at the appropriate court,”quipped the Publicity Secretary of Nigerian Union.