A scene of attack in South Africa
A scene of attack in South Africa

Robbers Stab Another Nigerian To Death In South Africa

Another Nigerian has been stabbed to death in South Africa by armed robbers.   

Funsho Akinwale

Another Nigerian, identified as Okechukwu Henry, an indigene of Imo State, has been murdered by unknown South African robbers.

Henry has joined over 10 Nigerians who have lost their lives this year alone in the country.

In a letter made to the Consul-General, Nigerian Consulate, Johannesburg, South Africa, by Ben Okoli, the President of Nigerian Citizen Association in South Africa decried the incessant killings of Nigerians in the foreign land.

Recounting the ordeal, he said:

“Tragedy has struck the Nigerian community again, just after 4pm on Friday, May 3. Mr Okechukwu Henry was stabbed to death by unknown local South African robbers.

“The late Henry, a car dealer who specialised in used cars, lived in Middleburg Mpumalanga Province.

“Earlier before his death, some two local guys had indicated interest to buy his car – a white VW polo.

”They had negotiated the price and agreed to buy; late Henry had produced all necessary documents to seal the deal when suddenly the local buyers said they wanted to test-drive the car first before paying,” he said.

According to him, Henry obliged them but insisted he would drive along with them.

“As they drove out, he suddenly realized that they were robbers as they demanded the key of the car.

“They attacked him and stabbed him several times. They took the keys but could not manage to drive away the car.

“Their action attracted the attention of people around and they ran away with the keys without the car,” he said.

According to him, Henry was rushed to a hospital, but it appeared he had died at the scene.

Ben, while appealing to the Nigerian government, said their lives is unsafe in the country

He urged the federal government to quickly look into the matter to avoid the repatriation of the remains of our dear citizens.

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