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South African Police Beat Nigerian Man To Death At His Apartment In Ladysmith.. RIP Maxwell Okoye

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South African Police Beat Nigerian Man To Death At His Apartment In Ladysmith.. RIP Maxwell Ikechukwu Okoye

A Nigerian man has lost his life to police brutality in South Africa.

Maxwell Ikechuku Okoye, who hails from Oji River Local Government Area of Enugu State, has been allegedly killed by members of the South African Police Service.

According to Nigerian Union VC, Joshua Itua,  Okoye was allegedly tortured to death on Friday in Ladysmith, Kwa-zulu-Natal Province.

The Police, according to the Chairman of Nigerian Union South Africa, Ladysmith Chapter, went to the apartment of the deceased and forced their way in.

“While they were with him, he called to alert other Nigerians but before they could get to his apartment the police had made away with his body. Maxwell’s lifeless body was later seen at the mortuary,” he said.

Itua said that NUSA leaders then went to the police for fact- finding, noting that his death has added to the number of Nigerians that were killed either by the Police or through Xenophobia in that country.

“The Station Commander of Ladysmith claimed that he was met foaming at the time they gained entry to his apartment.

“Police murder inquest has been opened and the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) in Kwa-zulu-Natal province have been informed for full investigation.

“Our condolence to his family and Nigerian Community in Ladysmith. We call on our government to seriously engage its counterparts in South Africa for investigation and prosecution if not a natural death.

“This is because, according to our leaders who went to the mortuary, there are bruises and blood all over his body so we have every reason to believe that he was tortured to death.

“Our stand as foremost Nigerian organisation in South Africa is that all cases involving the killings of Nigerians should be investigated and prosecuted irrespective the nationality and status of the perpetrators,” he told NAN.

Maxwell was born on October 5, 1979 and is survived by two children.



  1. Ajibade King

    June 14, 2019 at 10:42 PM

    He look more like what they accuse most Nigerians of in SA.
    The sad thing is that most of these Nigerians get lured by South Africans who are into crack cocaine dealings.
    RIP BROTHER till we meet again

  2. Gbolagade Ibrahim

    June 15, 2019 at 3:13 AM

    RIP MAXWELL. U that are still alive should leave that hell of a country

    • lucy

      June 17, 2019 at 9:14 AM

      it’s terrible place with envious people and heartless…..

  3. Fifelomo

    June 15, 2019 at 9:28 AM

    Max rip.

  4. Stanley Jones

    June 15, 2019 at 2:56 PM

    I don’t even know what Nigerians and other national see in that shitty country TBH,not that their bitches are that attractive,? bunch of harambe looking asses that few white made relevant, Mtchew.

    • Phill SA

      June 17, 2019 at 2:46 PM

      Threatening comment removed by author

  5. Maxwell

    June 16, 2019 at 9:12 PM

    May ur soul rest in the bossom of the Lord, NAMESAKE

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