The South Africa Police Authority have arrested some police officers in connection with the alleged brutal murder of a Nigerian in that country.
President of the Nigerian Union in South Africa, Mr Adetola Olubajo, briefed NAN concerning the arrest in a telephone interview on Friday.
Olubajo said that Mr Badmus Olalekan Ibrahim, 25 was brutally killed by his killers in Vanderbijlpark near Johannesburg in 2017.
“Badmus Ibrahim, a native of Ibadan in Oyo State was tortured and brutally murdered on Oct. 10, 2017 by police officers.
“The officers were arrested today (Oct. 5) in Vereeniging outside Johannesburg. They will be arraigned in Vanderbijlpark Magistrate Court on Monday (Oct. 8) for murder and torture,’’ he told NAN on telephone.
According to him, the South Africa’s Independent Police Investigating Directorate (IPID) on Sept. 27, 2018 indicted the police officer for the death of the Nigerian.
Olubajo added that the union have been putting IPID under pressure to ensure that those culpable for the death of the young Nigerian are brought to book.
“This is a welcome development as the community and the family of Ibrahim Badmus will hopefully get justice on the murder of their son.
“We call on South African authorities to investigate all murder cases involving our nationals irrespective of who is suspected to be the killer,” he appealed.
Olubajo said the eight police officers were currently held in Biopatong Holding Cell, Gauteng Province in the former apartheid enclave.
Records show that no fewer than 120 Nigerians have been killed in South Africa since February, 2016.