FG Probes Murder Of Nigerian In South Africa

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) said it has forwarded a petition to the Nigerian High Commission in South Africa, seeking investigation into the killing of a Nigerian, Adedayo Abudu. 


 Abudu was killed in Johannesburg, South Africa on January 5. 

 Temitope’s brother, Mr Olatunde Mustapha Abudu had sought the commission’s help to unravel the circumstances under which his brother was killed with a view to bringing the killers to book.

 While acknowledging the petition, the commission’s legal adviser, A. Bello said: “We at the commission wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy over the loss of your brother in South Africa. 

 “As it is our desire to see that those responsible for the death of your brother, we have forwarded your petition to the Nigerian High Commission in Pretoria with a view to cause an investigation into the matter.”

 In the letter addressed to the Chairperson of the NDC, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Abudu said he wrote on behalf of the family of the deceased whose death, he said, had left a vacuum in the family.

 The complaint read: “The deceased was a native of Ogun state in Nigeria. He was 40 years old. 

He was buried the following day according to Islamic rites at Olifantsvlei graveyard in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

“The sad event took place on the 5th of January, 2021.

 He was shot dead by an unknown gunman according to an eye witness in Delvers Street, Central Johannesburg, SA.

 “He was rushed to Hillbrow Community Health Center where he was attended to and was confirmed dead. 

The South African police were alerted and they came to the scene of the incidence. 

They found 2 cartridges of bullets in the environment.

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