A Nigerian national identified as Chinwuko Ugochukwu Augustine, has died after he was allegedly attacked by taxi drivers in South Africa.
It was gathered that some Nigerian nationals were attacked by taxi drivers in Benoni, a town in Ekurhuleni municipality, Gauteng province on December 9, 2022.
The victims were allegedly whipped with sjamboks and machetes in front of the police station, leaving them with serious injuries.
Chinwuko sustained multiple stab wounds during the attack and was rushed to Glenwood Hospital where he died on Wednesday, December 21.
Angered by the death, a group of Nigerians and other African nationals gathered outside the Benoni Police Station on Wednesday night to protest the killing.
Police were forced to use rubber bullets to disperse the crowd outside the station.
The group demanded that the police launch a manhunt for the victim’s killer.[ruby_related heading=”More Read” total=5 layout=1]
Gauteng police spokesperson, Colonel Noxolo Kweza, confirmed that they are investigating a case of murder.
“No one has been arrested as yet, but a docket has been opened pending investigation,” she said.
“We are calling on anyone with information that could help police on the whereabouts of the suspect.”
Meanwhile, the Consulate General of Nigeria in a statement on Wednesday, advised Nigerians in Benoni to take precautionary measures moving around the area.
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