The Nigerian Union in South Africa has confirmed the death of 35 year old Nigerian businessman, Ikejiaku Chinedu, who was beaten to death by guards of a private security firm situated on the outskirts of Polokwane, Limpopo Province of South Africa at about 8p.m on Tuesday July 25th.
Chinedu who is married with three children and hails from Ogwa, Mbaitolu Local Government Area of Imo state, was chased by the guards and seriously beaten until he died. Autopsy carried out showed he had many bruises on him.
The South African police say a thorough investigation will be carried out. The deceased is the 15th Nigerian to be killed in South Africa this year.
“The South African police assured us of thorough investigation to ensure that justice is done.
“We have also reported this incident to the national secretariat of our union in Pretoria,” he said.
The President of the Union, Mr Ikechukwu Anyene, said it had received report of the incident.
“We have received report of this sad incident. We call on the South African police to investigate this matter and bring the culprits to book,” he said.
Anyene said that 15 Nigerians had been killed in South Africa since the beginning of the year.
Anyene said the union would send the report to the Nigerian Consulate for necessary action.