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FG condemns Nigerian businessman’s murder in South Africa

By News Desk

The Federal Government through Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has condemned the alleged murder of a 43-year-old businessman, Ebuka Nwoko, by the South African police officials.

NiDCOM, meanwhile, has demanded for an investigation and recommended that the perpetrators should be prosecuted in accordance with the law.

NiDCOM’s spokesperson, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, confirmed the incident on Sunday and said the commission condemned the alleged murder of Nwoko.

“We are getting different reports saying that it was an extrajudicial killing,” said Balogun.

He added, “So we are now calling on the government of South Africa and other relevant authorities to constitute an investigative panel to probe the circumstances surrounding the death of Jeff.”

Balogun said the probe was to ascertain the the cause of the killing and also to ensure that culprits were prosecuted.

“We are equally calling on Nigerians living in South Africa and other related unions to remain calm, pending the response we will get from the South African government,” the NiDCOM spokesman said.

He lauded Nigerians residing in the country for setting up a committee on the matter.

“We are waiting for the outcome of that committee’s work, so that is what we have for now,” Mr Balogun said.

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