Mrs Abike Dabiri–Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) on Saturday expressed satisfaction over the justice meted out to the police officer that killed a Nigerian in South Africa.
”We have always stated that there has to be consequences for actions. We are glad that this case finally came to an end and South Africa has demonstrated the political will to deal with xenophobia,” she said.
Dabiri-Erewa added that Nigeria and South Africa would work towards a united Africa with a view to bringing to book all perpetrators of violence irrespective of their nationality.
She commended the Nigerian Mission in Johannesburg for following through with the case and other cases involving Nigerians.
Speaking in the same vein, the Consul General of Nigeria in South Africa, Mr Godwin Adama, said that he was happy that the case came to an end on Friday with judgment pronounced on the guilty police officer.
Adama disclosed that the second case of 8 police men being tried for the murder of a Nigerian, Ibrahim Badmus, was adjourned until April 2020 for final ruling due to some technical issues.
He said the judgment of Friday has raised the spirit and morale of Nigerians in South Africa.
There is no death sentence in South Africa laws, except life sentence or long sentence for murder.
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