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Gunmen kill Nigerian businessman in South Africa

08 June 2015, 17:16

Lagos - A Nigerian businessman based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Mr Emmanuel Onyekaozuru, 50, was killed on Sunday by gunmen.

The President of Nigeria Union in South Africa, Mr Ikechukwu Anyene, on Monday told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Pretoria, South Africa, that Onyekaozuru was shot by two gunmen.

"The union has received a report that a Nigerian businessman, Emmanuel Onyekaozuru, was shot in his business premises at 9.00 p.m. yesterday (June 7).

''The report said that the gunmen shot the deceased and escaped in a car.

"The incident has been reported to the police and the Nigerian Consul General in South Africa,’’ he said.

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Anyene said that the union would work with the consul general and the police to ensure that justice was done in the case.

"Mr Onyekaozuru is the only son of his parents. He is married with three children.

"He is an indigene of Abatete in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State,’’ he said.

Anyene also said that the gunmen did not remove anything from the business premises of the deceased.

"This is one death too many and we are not happy that a Nigerian has been killed,’’ he said.




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