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A Nigerian Otugo killed in South Africa


Amid Nigeria and South Africa seeking ways to end Xenophobia in the latter, the Nigerian community in South Africa has confirmed the killing of one of its members, Ikenna Innocent Otugo.    

   

Acting Chairman of Nigerian Union in South Africa (NUSA) in the Kwazulu Natal Province, Mr Sylvester Okonkwo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday that the deceased was killed at Empangeni, in the province, on October 15.

He recalled that the late Otugo, 41, and a native of Nimo in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State, was allegedly stabbed to death by unknown assailants over a business disagreement.

Okonkwo told NAN on phone from Empangeni that the late businessman had repaired a cell phone for a client in the area.

He said information available to the union indicated that the female client was not satisfied with the work Otugo did for her.    

   

Okonkwo said the client brought some men who allegedly stabbed the victim.
“Otugo died on the way to the hospital, following the stabbing. We have reported the incident to the police and national secretariat of our union, NUSA.

“His (Otugo’s) body is now in the mortuary awaiting autopsy,” he said.

The acting chairman said the victim is survived by a nine-year-old son.
Contacted, NUSA President Mr Adetola Olubajo said the national secretariat had been informed about the incident.(NAN)

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