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Four South African police officers arrested over gruesome murder of Nigerian man, Pius Ezekwem

The South African government have arrested four police officers over the gruesome murder of  a Nigerian businessman residing in their country, Pius Ezekwem.


46-year-old Pius who runs a chain of bread and breakfast guesthouses in the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa, was killed last weekend in front of his family members in his home by eight police officers. The police officers picked him up from a Nigerian eatery where he was hanging out with other Nigerians, forcefully took him to his home and afterwards shot him dead. Read initially story here.


Initially, no police officer was arrested in connection with the killing of Ezekwem. However, after a protest from the Nigerian government, four police officers have now been arrested and will be charged to court.


Abike Dabiri who is the Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, gave an update on the case via her Twitter handle.

Further to the murder of a Nigerian, Pius Abiaziem on 23/08/19, in SA


four members of the South African police service have been arrested and will be charged to court immediately .


3 Vigilante members arrested over the gruesome murder of a 24-year old 400 level student of Olabisi Onabanjo University

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested three members of a local vigilante group in Ijebu-Igbo, popularly known as “Yaluwon” over the gruesome murder of a 24-year old 400 level student of Olabisi Onabanjo University, OOU.  


The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi in a press statement said the suspects, Idowu Ayodele a.k.a Olori Odo, Segun Ogunbanwo Kikisore and Salisu Akeem were arrested following a petition written to the Commissioner of Police by the father of the victim, one Surakat Obisanwo who complained that his son, Ahmed Obisanwo and one of his friends were arrested on the 8th of August, 2019 at Ijebu-Igbo by the local security outfit on allegation that the two friends were members of Eiye cult group.  


Obisanwo further stated in his petition that the security men claimed that they were taken the arrested victims to Ijebu-Igbo Police Station but the enquiry made at the police station revealed that the boys were never taken there and since then the where about of his son had been unknown.  


On the strength of the petition, the Commissioner of Police, CP Bashir Makama directed the anti-cultist section to investigate and unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of the victim.    


The statement stated further that the team embarked on technical and forensic investigation through which they discovered that the two boys were never at any time taken to the police station but that instead, the security men released one of them and killed the other one who happened to be the son of the petitioner.  


After killing him, they stripped his corpse naked before throwing it into Osun river for it to flow freely into the lagoon. Recovered from them are: four locally made double barrel guns, 10 live cartridges, one iron axe, one native dagger and one jacket with security inscription on it.

Enugu Catholic Priests stage protest over the gruesome murder of Late Rev. Fr. Paul Offu

Priests of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu are currently staging a protest and marching towards the Enugu State Government House over the gruesome murder of one of their own, Late Rev. Fr. Paul Offu.


Father Offu was murdered by yet-to-be-identified men along the Ihe-Agbudu Road in Awgu on Thursday night, August 1st.


Until his death, Father Offu was the parish priest of St. James the Greater Parish, Ugbawka.

The protesting priests are demanding the immediate arrest of Offu’s killers. See more photos below