Xenophobia: Another Nigerian stabbed to death in South Africa




The Nigerian community in South Africa has confirmed the killing of one of its members, Ikenna Innocent Otugo.

The acting chairman of the Nigerian Union, South Africa (NUSA) in the Kwazulu Natal Province, Mr. Sylvester Okonkwo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Wednesday that the deceased was killed at Empangeni, in the province on October 15.

He said Otugo, 41, and a native of Nimo in Njikoka local government area of Anambra state, was allegedly stabbed to death by unknown assailants over a business .

Okonkwo told our correspondent on telephone from Empangeni that Otugo had repaired a cellphone for a client in the area.

He said information made available to the union indicated that the female client was not satisfied with the work done by Otugo.

Okonkwo said the client brought some men who allegedly stabbed the victim.

“Otugo died on the way to the hospital following the stabbing. We have reported the incident to the police and national secretariat of our union, NUSA. His (Otugo’s) body is now in the mortuary awaiting autopsy,” he said.

According to the acting chairman, the victim is survived by a nine-year-old son.

When contacted, the president of NUSA, Mr. Adetola Olubajo, said the national secretariat had been informed about the incident

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