Human Rights

Nigeria rejects South Africa’s suicide report on death of Nigerian in South African Police custody

The Nigerian Mission in South Africa has thrown away a report of the country’s Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID), handling the investigation into the death of a Nigerian, Ebuka Udugbo, in the police custody.

The IPID had issued a statement that Udugbo committed suicide while in the police custody which the Nigerian Mission in South Africa rejected saying the death was another extrajudicial killing of a Nigerian.

The Nigeria Consul in Johannesburg, Mr Godwin Adama, said this in a statement made available to to the Nigerian media.

Udugbo was arrested by the South African Police Service over a domestic quarrel between him and one Lilian, his South African girlfriend and died in the police custody on April 28.

Adama expressed the mission’s worry over the report and the claim that the Nigerian committed suicide in its custody.

Part of the statement read, “The mission is disheartened with the reports of the death of a Nigerian, Ebuka Udugbo in police custody in what appear to be yet another extra-judicial killing by the South African Police Service.

“The statement by IPID handling the investigation is unacceptable to the mission.

“The statement claimed that the Nigerian committed suicide in police custody within less than three hours of arrest and severe torture and beating by the police who arrested him, as a result of domestic quarrel with his South African girlfriend.’’

Adama, who called for an independent autopsy to be conducted on the late Udugbo, said that the mission was in touch with the leadership of Nigerian community in Western Cape on the next step to take.

“We are in touch with the relevant police authorities in the area who confirmed the development.

“Nigerians have been asked to remain calm while we seek justice for the deceased,” he said.

Comment With Facebook

Comments (209)

  1. Your mode of telling all in this piece of writing is actually fastidious, all be capable of without difficulty be aware of it, Thanks a lot.|

  2. Nice post. I learn something more challenging on different blogs everyday. It will always be stimulating to read content from other writers and practice a little something from their store. I?d prefer to use some with the content on my blog whether you don?t mind. Natually I?ll give you a link on your web blog. Thanks for sharing.

  3. After study a few of the blog posts on your website now, and I truly like your way of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back soon. Pls check out my web site as well and let me know what you think.

  4. Very good write-up. I certainly appreciate this site. Stick with it!|

  5. Greetings. Ok, i’ll start by telling the author’s name – Thad. My family lives in California and that i love commonplace living this. Supervising has been her normal work for a short time and it’s something she actually enjoy. The favorite hobby for him magnificent kids in order to use jog but he’s thinking on starting something new kinds of. He’s been working on his website for enough time now. You’ll find the site here: #link#

  6. I’m amazed, I must say. Seldom do I encounter a blog that’s both educative and amusing, and without a doubt, you’ve hit the nail on the head. The problem is something that too few people are speaking intelligently about. I’m very happy that I found this during my hunt for something relating to this.|

  7. The next time I read a blog, Hopefully it does not disappoint me just as much as this one. I mean, Yes, it was my choice to read, but I truly thought you would have something interesting to talk about. All I hear is a bunch of moaning about something you could possibly fix if you weren’t too busy searching for attention.

  8. Good post. I’m experiencing many of these issues as well..

  9. Very nice blog post. I absolutely love this website. Keep writing!

Comment here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.