South African Police Reportedly kill another Nigerian Again

South African Police Reportedly kill another Nigerian Again

London, May 18, 2024 – The South African Police killed another Nigerian in Danielskuil, Northern Cape, on Friday.

The victim was Ebuka Muoka, a 43-year-old from Obosi, Anambra State.

The Nigerian Union South Africa (NUSA) disclosed this on Saturday in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Habib Miller.

His killing came just after the South African government enacted a landmark legislation to address the scourge of hate crimes and hate speech.

President Cyril Ramaphosa assented to the bill on April May 8, 2024 after two Nigerians, Olewa and Ite, were killed in Germiston on May 1, 2024.

“NUSA profoundly mourns and condemns the tragic killing of Mr Ebuka Muoka, a 43-year-old Nigerian national from Obosi, Anambra State, Nigeria, in Danielskuil, Northern Cape, on the morning of May 17, 2024.

“Reports from Ebuka’s wife, Joyce, paint a harrowing picture of law enforcement officers storming their residence, compelling her to evacuate to shield their young child from witnessing the violence.

“Ebuka was then subjected to assault and coerced to produce drugs allegedly in his possession. When their search proved fruitless, they forcibly escorted him to a waste dump, alleging he had concealed illegal substances there.

“Witnesses further alleged egregious misconduct, with officers resorting to coercive tactics, including requesting pepper spray after emerging from Ebuka’s residence,’’

Miller said that in spite of employing drug detection methods, no evidence was found, yet the relentless interrogation tragically led to his demise.

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