Another Nigerian, 46 year old Pius Ezekwem has been killed in South Africa.
Up until his death, Ezekwem a businessman, who ran a chain of bed and breakfast guest houses lived in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.
According to reports, Pius Ezekwem was picked up by eight Police Officers at a Nigerian eatery last weekend and was forcefully taken to his home for a search and interrogation.
While the Police Officers searched his house, an argument between Pius and the South African Police Officers ensued and heated up that led to a gun shot fired, leading to Pius’s death.
Pius was married to a South African who was present at the scene of the incident. He reportedly asked the policemen to kill him in his house as he would not follow them to where they wanted to take him to. Sadly, the policemen allegedly killed him in the presence of his family.
All phones were seized except that of Pius’ sister in-law who recorded his altercation with the police.
Confirming the incident, the Nigerian Ambassador to South Africa, Godwin Adama, said a formal report has been launched to the South African police on the incident. An autopsy has been carried out but the result has not been released.
None of the police officers involved have been arrested.