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.