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Four S’African policemen on trial over death of Nigerian businessman
THE South African Police have arrested four officers reportedly associated with the death of Pius Abiaziem, a Nigerian businessman in South Africa.
In a statement signed by Gabriel Odu of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, (NIDCOM), the suspects are to face trial soon.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman of NIDCOM in the statement urged the South African Police, “to expedite action on the matter and speed up the trial of the alleged four policemen, and others currently on trial for various offences committed against Nigerians living in South Africa”.
Abiaziem was reportedly killed on August 23, following an argument that ensued between him and the South African policemen.
The police officers picked him up in an eatery, asking that he be taken to his home for a search and interrogation, but Abiazem refused to be taken to where they wanted to take him.
The deceased was married to a South African lady who was present at the scene of the incident.
Cyril Ramaphosa, South African President, assured his counterpart, President Muhammadu at the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) in Yokohama, that his government was working to end killings of Nigerians in his country.