A Nigerian in South Africa has killed his compatriot in the country over failure to direct him to where he could purchase weed to smoke.
The Nigerian Citizens Association in South Africa (NICASA) says the deceased identified as Tony Elochukwu, from Nnobi, Anambra State, was shot in the head by the unidentified gunman.
Prince Ben Okoli, the President of NICASA, said this in a letter to the Consular-General, Nigerian Consulate in Johanesburg, Sahara Reporters reports.
In his letter, Okoli lamented the death and incessant killings of Nigerians in South Africa, saying:
“We received yet again the sad news of the death of another Nigerian in Witbank Mpumalanga province.
“Mr Tony Elochukwu from Nnobi Anambra State was shot twice in the head by an unidentified Nigerian gunman on April 24 at around 2:45pm.”
Okoli said that a lone Nigerian man walked to some Nigerians at a restaurant and inquired from them where to get some weed to smoke, but they told him that they did not know where since they do not smoke.
Okoli said the man then pulled out his gun and shot Elochukwu on the head and sped off in a car parked down the street.
He added that a case of murder had been opened at the police station by NICASA Chairman in Mpumalanga, Obeji Chukwuma.
“This look like another case of Nigerian killing one another. This ugly trend of Nigerians killed by fellow Nigerians is on the increase and is disturbing to our community. NICASA is deeply worried over the death and continued killings of our citizens in South Africa. People are worried and scared, since none of the perpetrators had been arrested or charged over it” he said.
He appealed to the consulate to pressure the South African police to pursue the case of death of any Nigerian with seriousness.