FACT CHECK: South African Police Speaks On Killing of Nigerian After Bafana Bafana AFCON 2019 exit


According to reports, a Nigerian man identified as Emeka was allegedly murdered in South Africa, hours after the Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.

According to statements, the conflict happened this morning in Motherwell, and no reason has been given for the murder.

However, further investigations conducted by Opera News appears not to have led anywhere. A phone call placed across to the South African police force in Motherwell appears to prove otherwise.

According to the South African Police Authorities, no such case occurred between yesterday night and early this morning as they also stressed that the matter doesn’t exist.

But previous antecedents prove otherwise.

Just yesterday, the Nigerian Senate had summoned the Nigerian ambassador to South Africa to explain the circumstances that led to the alleged murder of the Deputy Director-General of Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, Elizabeth Ndubusi-Chukwu in the country recently.

The upper chamber also asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to issue travel alerts to Nigerians travelling to South Africa.

Again, the Senate fumed on Wednesday, warning the South African government to halt the frequent killings of Nigerians by its citizens to avoid grave consequences.

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, who stated this at plenary, warned that the South African government must extend due respect to Nigeria and should not take the good gesture towards it for granted.

Debating the death of the CIIN deputy director, the Senate asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to issue travel alerts to Nigerians going to South Africa.

So far, several reports abound of brutality against Nigerians in South Africa.

The killing of Ndubusi-Chukwu in June this year brought the number of Nigerians murdered in South Africa within three and a half years to a total of 127.

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