Crime and Security

Gunman kills Nigerian man in South Africa

Gunman kills Nigerian man in South Africa


An unknown gunman has killed a 40-year-old Nigerian man, Abudu Adebayo Temitope, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

A brother of the deceased, Abudu Olatunde Mustapha who wrote a petition to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) on Tuesday, urged the commission to investigate and bring the culprits to justice.

Mustapha said in the petition that his late brother lived in Delvers Street, Central Johannesburg South Africa but was gunned down on January 5, 2021 for no just cause.

“Adebayo was assassinated in cold blood by the unknown gunman and was immediately rushed to Hilbrow Community Health Center by some sympathizers, where he was pronounced dead,” he said.

Mustapha also claimed that his late brother was law a abiding citizen who was going about his lawful business in South Africa and had no criminal records both in South Africa and in Nigeria.

He appealed to the NiDCOM to help the family unravel the mystery behind the killing of the family’s breadwinner.

The deceased is an indigene of Ijebu-Ode in Ogun State and left behind a wife, three children and five siblings all resident in Nigeria.

In his reaction, NiDCOM head of media and public relations, Abdul-Rahman Balogun confirmed the receipt of the petition by the commission.

He said the chairman of the commissions receives all such petitions, minutes and directs the legal department of the commission to take up the matter.


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