The death of a 40-year-old Nigerian, Abudu Temitope by unknown gunmen in Johannesburg, South Africa has necessitated a petition for the Nigerian Government to wade in and unravel the mystery behind the killing.
Acknowledging receipt of the petition signed by a brother to the deceased, Abudu Mustapha, the Head of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Media and Public Relations, Abdur-Rahman Balogun through a Statement confirmed that the petition has been received by the Chairman/CEO of NiDCOM, and forwarded to the Legal Department of the Commission for prompt action.
The Abudu family is asking the Federal Government through the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) to ensure that justice is adequately served.
The Statement reads in part,” He narrated that his brother, who lived in Delvers street, Central Johannesburg South Africa, was gunned down on January 5th, 2021 by unknown gunmen for no just cause.
“According to him, his brother Temitope was assassinated in cold blood by an unknown gunman and was rushed to Hillbrow Community Health Center by some eyewitnesses where he was pronounced dead.
“ The deceased, a 40-year old native of Ijebu-Ode Ogun State, Nigeria and was married with three children, left behind five siblings, who are all based in Nigeria.
“The petitioner, Mustapha claimed that Temitope was a law-abiding citizen who was going about his lawful business in South Africa and had no criminal records both in South Africa and Nigeria.”