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South African Policemen Who Attacked Nigerian Arrested & Charged

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South African Policemen Who Attacked Nigerian Arrested & Charged

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March 13, 2014 – South African Police Officers Who Beat, Attacked Nigerian Arrested & Charged

Nigeria has protested the “merciless beating” of one of its nationals by South African police and demanded that the perpetrators be punished.

Amateur video footage of two armed uniformed policemen and private guards punching and kicking a man on a Cape Town street went viral last week.

The alleged victim was identified as Clement Emekeneh.


“The video of the attack which has appeared on the social media is particularly disturbing,” Ministry of Foreign Affairs disclosed in a statement, which described the incident as a “merciless beating.”

The Nigerian High Commission in Pretoria has “sent a strongly-worded note to the Department of Foreign Affairs of South Africa protesting the attack and demanding that the perpetrators be brought to justice.”

In the video, a security guard rips the shirtless man’s trousers off and then a police officer repeatedly punches and kicks the man in the groin.

Another officer holds the victim by the neck. His underpants come off as the beating continues before he is loaded into a police car.

Two officers, aged 42 and 45 years old, were arrested, charged with assault and granted bail on Monday.

The footage has sparked outrage among many South Africans.

South African police officers are frequently embroiled in allegations of brutality, yet prosecutions rarely occur.

Last year, Mozambican national Mido Macia, died after being dragged behind a moving police patrol van in a town east of Johannesburg. Nine officers are standing trial for his killing.
Xenophobic attacks across South Africa in May 2008 left 62 people dead and caused thousands to flee their homes.

[PM Lagos]



  1. joyce williams

    March 13, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    pls justice must be served here now that they have been granted bail what is next

  2. senorita dan

    March 13, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    Nonsense if naija dey seat down 4 there country dis rubbish 4 nor dey happen* am so damn angry with dis* what does dis foreigners feel like self.:(

    • Bibimbap

      March 15, 2014 at 10:39 AM

      What do you mean by the statement? For the fact that you don’t travel doesn’t mean that other people don’t travel. If you travelled from Lagos to Abuja and you encountered that ugly treatment, people shoul blame you why you left Lagos to Abuja? Always think before you type.

  3. red

    March 14, 2014 at 3:14 AM

    Thanks to everybody that lend their voice and time on this particular treatment.I hope and pray for better justice on this issue because am not okay with the bail that was made.For those that wanted to say something but withheld due to reasons known to them,please next time say and do something.As for the heros that recorded this and voiced out their anger,only God will reward you and protect you from all harm.Nobody deserves such treatment not even in nightmares.

  4. fernandez

    March 14, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    am sorry to say but that is the end of the case. this is not the first time that issues like this have surfaced but at the end, nothing happens. the only time d Nigerian govt acts is when it affects a senior govt officer. if the beatings was metted out on a senior officer from Nigeria, d govt would have shutdown africa. self-centered people. dont we have an ambassador?

  5. O'shea

    March 14, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    As far as it ain’t jonathan son dat was beaten up dose dudes wuld eventually b let off d hook

  6. Asiwaju Olu Mayungbe

    March 14, 2014 at 10:13 PM

    As long as justice is served and they are fired and jailed, i will have peace. If no justice, we must commence with Mosaic law in our own country against citizens of those countries that kill us like fowls in there countries.

  7. bob martins

    March 15, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    you are a silly n stupid fellow a nigeria n i married a south africa lady n we both resid here in abuja nigeria. N we are living fine, and there are many south african pple living in nigeria wthout any problem..i tink u guys should stop beahving like an animal n see nigerians as ur brother n sisters….

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