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Nigerian robbed, murdered in South Africa

Nigerian robbed, murdered in South Africa
August 21
22:59 2019

Suspected hoodlums have killed Obinna Ayanele, a Nigerian living in South Africa.

Ayanele, a 46-year-old, is from Ideato north local government area of Imo state, was reportedly attacked him at his shop in Krugersdorp, Johannesburg.

In a statement on Wednesday, Adetola Olubajo, president of the Nigeria Union South Africa (NUSA), said he was stabbed a number of times before he died.

Olubajo said until his death, the Nigerian was a small scale business owner.


“With deep sorrow in our hearts, the Nigeria Union South Africa (NUSA) regrets to announce the gruesome murder of another Nigerian, the late Stanley Ayanele from Uruala, Ideato North LGA, Imo, aged 46,” NAN quoted the NUSA president as saying.

“Until his death, he was a small scale business owner, a stockist of petty goods. Ayanele was accosted by some criminals at his shop in Krugersdorp, Johaneeburg in the evening of Aug. 20, 2019 with the intention of robbing him of his money and wares.

“In the process he was murdered in cold blood.”


Quoting a witness, Olubajo said the attack was carried out by three unknown men who held the businessman at gun point before attacking him.

The NUSA president said the men were on the verge of carting away the wares of Ayanele when the South Africa Police Service (SAPS) was contacted.

“Two of the hoodlums were arrested while one of them escaped,” he said.

Olubajo said the suspects have been charged to court.


The murder of Ayanele is coming eight days after a meeting of the heads of Nigeria’s two missions in South Africa and Bheki Cele, the country’s police minister.


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