Nigeria House Of Reps Demand Justice Over Murder of Nigerian in South Africa

By Emeka Umejei (Lagos) – Diaspora committee of the Nigerian Federal  House of Representative has demanded for justice over murder of  Theophilus  Anoliefo , a Nigerian in Johannesburg allegedly  by South African Police recently.

Chairman of the committee, Honourable Abike Dabiri-Erewa described the murder  as another sad  story involving Nigerians in the Diaspora and demanded for justice as means of averting  extrajudicial killing of foreigners in South Africa.

“This is another sad story involving Nigerians in Diaspora and Justice must be done to avert further extrajudicial killings to foreigners  in South Africa,” Dabiri Erewa charged .

According to Dabiri –Erewa, Nigerians in South Africa are hardworking people who have contributed to the economy of the country.

“Many Nigerians are hardworking and contribute to development of South Africa economy,” Dabiri-Ererwa said.

On ways to achieve justice, Dabiri-Erewa charged Nigerians Ambassador to South Africa to ensure that the matter is pursued to its logical end.

“Nigerian Ambassador to South Africa must ensure that the matter  is handled to  a logical end,” Dabiri-Erewa stated.

A Nigerian real estate agent,Theophilus  Anoliefo  was  murdered  by a South African Police officer  on  July 31 in Johannesburg over what  has been described as  an extra judicial murder  and attempt by South Africans to continue to maltreat  Nigerians resident in South Africa.

On Tuesday, Nigerians resident in South Africa  had staged a protest March  from Rossentinville road  to Booysons station about 12km  before submitting a protest  letter  to the authorities.