A yet-to-be-identified Nigerian man has shot dead a fellow Nigerian, Tony Elochukwu, at a restaurant in South Africa, the Nigerian Citizens Association has said.
President of the Nigerian Citizens Association in South Africa, Prince Ben Okoli, said Elochukwu was shot dead after the killer failed to get some weed (marijuana) to smoke in Witbank Mpumalanga province.
We understands that Elochukwu, who hailed from Nnobi, Anambra state, was killed on Wednesday, April 24.
It was gathered that the Nigerian Citizens Association in South Africa reported the killing of Elochukwu to the Consul General, Nigerian Consulate in Johannesburg.
Three Nigerians had been killed, between April 6 and 9, at different locations in South Africa.
“We received yet again the sad news of the death of another Nigerian in Witbank Mpumalanga province,” Okoli wrote in a letter to the Consulate.
“Mr Tony Elochukwu from Nnobi Anambra State was shot twice in the head by an unidentified Nigerian on April 24 at about 2.45pm.”
He also said, “This looks like another case of a Nigerian killing a Nigerian. This ugly trend of Nigerians killed by fellow Nigerians is on the increase and is disturbing to our community,” he said.
“NICASA is deeply worried over the death and continued killing of our citizens in South Africa. People are worried and scared, since none of the perpetrators has been arrested or charged over it.”