A Nigerian man identified as Maxwell Ikechukwu Okoye, has been allegedly killed by members of the South African Police Service in Ladysmith, Kwa-zulu-Natal Province.
The news was confirmed by the Vice-President of the Nigerian Union in South Africa, Mr Joshua Ogade Itua, in Pretoria, he said that the 39-year-old father of two, from Oji River Local Government Area of Enugu State, was allegedly tortured to death in the early hours of Friday.
According to the Chairman of Nigerian Union South Africa, Ladysmith Chapter, the Police came to the deceased apartment and forced their way in.
He said, “While they were with him, he called to alert other Nigerians but before they could get to his apartment the police had made away with his body. Maxwell’s lifeless body was later seen at the mortuary.”