A Nigerian man identified simply as Chinwuko Ugochukwu Augustie has died after he was allegedly attacked by taxi drivers in South Africa.
According to reports, some Nigerians were attacked by taxi drivers in Benoni, a town in Ekurhuleni municipality, Gauteng province on December 9, 2022.
The victims were reportedly wiped with machete in front of a police station and were left with serious injuries.
Chinwuko sustained multiple stab wounds during the attack and was rushed to Glenwood Hospital where he died on Wednesday, December 21.
Some Nigerian’s who were displeased with the attack gathered outside the Benoni Police Station on Wednesday night to protest the killing.
They were later dispersed with rubber bullets.
The Gauteng police spokesperson, Colonel Noxolo Kweza who confirmed the incidence said that the case is being investigated.
She said, “No one has been arrested as yet, but a docket has been opened pending investigation.
“We are calling on anyone with information that could help police on the whereabouts of the suspect.”
Meanwhile, the Consulate General of Nigeria in a statement on Wednesday, advised Nigerians in Benoni to take precautionary measures moving around the area.