JUST IN:Nigerian phone repairer killed in South Africa as client complains of ‘shoddy job’

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Amid the clamour for South Africa to end xenophobic attacks against foreigners residing there, the Nigerian community in South Africa has confirmed the killing of one of its members , Ikenna Innocent Otugo .

Acting Chairman of Nigerian Union, South Africa in the Kwazulu Natal Province , Mr . Sylvester Okonkwo , told the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday that the deceased was killed at Empangeni province on Tuesday , October 15.

He said that Otugo , 41, a native of Nimo in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State , was allegedly stabbed to death by unknown assailants over a business disagreement.

Okonkwo told NAN on telephone from Empangeni that Otugo had repaired a cellphone for a client in the area .

He said that information made available to the union indicated that the client, a female, was not satisfied with the work done by Otugo .

Okonkwo said that the client brought some men who allegedly stabbed the victim.
“ Otugo died on the way to the hospital following the stabbing. We have reported the incident to the Police and national secretariat of our union, NUSA .

“ His (Otugo ’s ) body is now in the mortuary awaiting autopsy, ’’ he said.
The acting chairman said that the victim is survived by a nine – year – old son .

When contacted , President of NUSA , Mr . Adetola Olubajo, said the national secretariat had been informed about the incident .

(NAN )


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