Nigeria Union South Africa (NUSA) has condemned the killing of a 28-year-old Nigerian, Okolie Olileanyi Paul, by a fellow Nigerian in that country.
The NUSA National Publicity Secretary, Chief Iyke Odefa, said the deceased hailed from Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State. Paul was allegedly stabbed to death by a housemate, Mr. Donald Mordi, who hails from Ika North-East Local Government Area in Delta State.
“He was stabbed during an argument that resulted into physical combat. The sad event took place in Roodenport West Rand on August 17 in the wee hours when an argument ensued between the duo subsequently a physical fight and the assailant stabbed the deceased to death with several deep cuts.
“Mordi has been on the run since the gruesome murder. The police have been informed, thus, a case file has since been opened,” Odefa said.
The NUSA publicity secretary the legal desk of the union was already on the case.
He added: “We appeal to the law enforcement agencies to leave no stone unturned until the culprit is apprehended and brought to justice.
“We convey our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased.” On July 27, a 42-year-old Nigerian, Chibuzor Nwankwo, was shot dead by Lawrence Nwarienne, another Nigerian operating a bar in South Africa at Kempton Park, Johannesburg. Nwarienne was reported to have shot Nwankwo at his bar for reasons not yet known. Police immediately arrested him and had since commenced investigation into the case.