Tony Elochukwu, a Nigerian from Nnobi, Anambra State, has been killed by an unidentified gunman in South Africa.
His death was confirmed by Prince Ben Okoli, President of the Nigerian Citizens Association in South Africa in a letter to the Consular-General, Nigerian Consulate in Johanesburg.
As it stands now, three Nigerians have been killed between April 6 and April 9 at different locations in the country.
In his letter, Okoli lamented the death and incessant killings of Nigerians in South Africa, saying:
“We received yet again the sad news of the death of another Nigerian in Witbank Mpumalanga province. Mr Tony Elochukwu from Nnobi Anambra State was shot twice in the head by an unidentified Nigerian gunman on April 24 at around 2:45pm.”
Okoli said that a lone Nigerian man walked to some Nigerians at a restaurant and inquired from them where to get some weed to smoke, but they told him that they did not know where since they do not smoke. He said the man then pulled out his gun and shot Elochukwu on the head and sped off in a car parked down the street.
He added that a case of murder had been opened at the police station by NICASA Chairman in Mpumalanga, Obeji Chukwuma.
“This look like another case of Nigerian killing one another. This ugly trend of Nigerians killed by fellow Nigerians is on the increase and is disturbing to our community. NICASA is deeply worried over the death and continued killings of our citizens in South Africa. People are worried and scared, since none of the perpetrators had been arrested or charged over it. He appealed to the consulate to pressure the South African police to pursue the case of death of any Nigerian with seriousness.
“The South African police must stop attempting to encourage this killings by lack of investigation and prosecution with aim of bringing to justice every criminal involved in these heinous crimes,” he said.