A South African police constable, Austin Luciano Reynold, has been identified guilty for murder in 2017 a Nigerian, Ebuka Okoli in Durban, Kwa Zulu Natal.
Okoli who was killed in Durban, Kwa Zulu Natal, in 2018, was reportedly shot at shut assortment through an unauthorised raid by the 24-calendar year-aged Reynold on the community exactly where he resides.
He was claimed to have been handcuffed, robbed by the police officer who was off responsibility at the time of the raid.
Through the demo on Friday, Shyam Gyanda, the presiding decide, found the officer guilty on all four fees preferred from him — one charge of murder der and 3 expenses of robbery.
In an job interview in August, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), advised TheCable that eight policemen were being on demo in South Africa for their alleged purpose in the killing of Nigerian citizens.
“So, we are working with three items. There are xenophobic attacks in South Africa – it is there. There is a significant amount of criminal offense in South Africa – it is there. 20,000 murders per annum,” she reported.
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“And then there is a situation of our Nigerians – gangs and drug wars – killing one an additional. But what we are declaring to South Africa is that no issue the situations, our individuals have to have to be shielded. We are finding to a tipping issue where by we are unable to tolerate any extra killings of Nigerians in South Africa.
“And then we have 8 South African policemen presently in court, being investigated for their alleged involvement in killings and maltreatment of Nigerians, and the scenario is being monitored by the higher commission in South Africa Godwin Adama is the consul common.
“So, what we are saying is this, like the case of these 8 policemen, it has to be concluded.”
Recall that in a comparable growth, Newswatch reports that the Superior Court in Pretoria has began the demo of 8 South African police officers billed with the torture and murder of Nigerian National, Ibrahim Olamilekan Badmus.
The eight law enforcement officers had been arrested in Oct 2017 soon after they were being alleged to have tortured and murdered 25-12 months aged Badmus, accused of offering medicines in the Vanderbijl park space.