Are South African police they ones committing the xenophobic attacks?
Information from the Nigerian people group in South Africa has it that a 27-year old Nigerian, identified as Ebuka Okori, was killed by the police in Durban in the early hours of yesterday, Friday 19th January, 2018.
As reported by Mr Bartholomew Eziagulu, the Chairman of the Nigerian Union section in Kwazulu Natal Province of South Africa, the deceased was a native of Umunze in Orumba North Local Government of Anambra. Bartholomew said that an observer tipped the group that two cops in mufti forcefully accessed the victim`s house at Campbell Street in Durban at exactly 2.am on Friday. According to him, the officers immediately demanded money from Okori.
“When he refused, he was handcuffed, taken outside and shot dead. The officers took away his cell phone, e-passport and other valuable documents. The relative of the victim was tortured and robbed of his belongings while a third victim, a South African, was also robbed,” he said.
Bartholomew said that the Ebuka Okori`s brother escaped from the house and called for help.
“The Metro Police around the vicinity swiftly intervened and picked the vehicle number of the assailants,” he added.
Eziagulu said that police investigators and another special police group which explores protests against their associates had been helping to capture the guilty parties.
Mr Adetola Olubajo, the President of the Nigerian Union in South Africa, said that the national secretariat had been informed about the occurrence. He said that the union was observing the situation and had educated the Nigerian Mission and the South African police.
Thugs disrupt voting in Kano gubernatorial re-run election – (Video)
Governorship election rerun going on in some polling units in Kano state has been invaded by armed thugs, voters are being sent on their heels.
Video making its way on the internet shows Nigerians at Minjibir polling units running away from a point of attack by thugs.
The news coming out of Kano is disheartening. We are hearing of armed thugs attacking voters and disrupting the polls This video is out of Minjibir where voting was allegedly disrupted by armed thugs #NigeriaDecides2019 @inecnigeria @MBuhari @thecableng @PremiumTimesng pic.twitter.com/gaCPrm9H7b
— Kadaria Ahmed (@KadariaAhmed) March 23, 2019
The images below is from a tweet by a user, @_olayinka with the caption,
@APCNigeria thugs attacked @OfficialPDPNig agents and invaded the entire Polling Units in Kibiya LG.#KanoDecides2019 #KanoRerun.
AIT owner, Raymond Dokpesi, arrested at Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport
The owner of African Independent Television (AIT), Raymond Dokpesi has been arrested at Nnamdi Azikiwe airport for reasons unrevealed.
The news is coming from the verified Twitter account of the television network, they wrote.
“Breaking: Chief Raymond Dokpesi has been arrested at Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport on return from medical treatment /operation at the American Hospital Dubai. Reasons have not been given yet for the arrest”.
Following the news, Chief Raymond has been released, according to the update from AIT.
UPDATE: Media magnate, Raymond Dokpesi, has been released after over an hour of detention at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, on Friday afternoon.”
Let’s talk about Raymond Dokpesi.
According to online sources, Dokpesi is Nigerian media businessman born in 1951 in Ibadan, Nigeria. His parents are from Agenebode, Edo state in a family including six sisters siblings. He entered the Nigerian mass media industry with his company DAAR Communications and set-up the Nigerian TV network Africa Independent Television (AIT).
Raymond Dokpesi was the organising committee chairman of the People’s Democratic Party national conference in 2015.
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