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Nigerian businessman was brutally beaten to death in New Delhi, India, according to the report made available to 9News Nigeria yesterday.
The man, identified as Sunny Mike, an Indian resident, was reportedly accused of theft by an Indian lady, which prompted a mob to gather and beat him till he passed out.
A video which has gone viral on social media showed Mr. Mike being dragged by the shirt by an Indian man and “was surrounded by others in what appeared to be a scene of violence”, according to one witness account.
By the time police arrived at the scene, “the victim had died and his body was immediately moved to the morgue”, according to reports.
The Nigerian Government has reacted with outrage to the development, asking the Indian Government to account for the death of Sunny Mike.
Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, disclosed this in a tweet on Friday, in which she called on the Nigerian community in India to remain calm, as police was involved in the matter.
She tweeted: “Our attention has been drawn to above incident of a Nigerian brutally beaten up in Delhi, India. The Nigerian mission in India is aware and are currently investigating the circumstances. We call on Nigeria Community in India to be calm as the Mission is aware.”
The NIDCOM Chairman also tweeted that the Nigerian Mission in India has “reported to the police and has demanded a full investigation on this incident. We will keep on it and update. Sad!”
•Footage of scene of the murder of Nigerian businessman Sunny Mike in New Delhi, India