Eight South African police officers have appeared before the Pretoria High Court for the alleged killing of a Nigerian.
They were arraigned on Monday before the court on murder and torture charges, more than two years after Ibrahim Badmus was killed in the Vaal area outside Johannesburg.
The court’s court session was, however, delayed for over two hours before it got off to a start.
Badmus, aged 25, was killed in October 2017 during interrogation in a police raid at his home which he shared with some persons.
The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, had said that the incident was gradually eroding the confidence of Nigerians on the determination and ability of the authorities to “put a stop to further and deliberate killings of Nigerians” living in South Africa.