8 South Africa police officers arrested for killing Nigerian
South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa
Eight South African police officers were arrested Friday by the country’s Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) for the October 2017 torture and killing of a Nigerian, Ibrahim Olamilekan Badmus.
The Nigeria Consul General in Johannesburg, Godwin Adama, said the officers include two women and six men.
Adama said that the officers were expected to appear in the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
He said Badmus, 25, was allegedly killed when the officers interrogated and suffocated him on October 10, 2017, in Vanderbijlpark.
Adama commended the IPID who he said assured of a thorough investigation and they had kept to their word.
“They had constantly briefed us on the case and we commend their seriousness of approach in bringing justice to Nigerians in this case. It will set a new standard in prosecution of cases involving Nigerians in South Africa. It will also send a strong message out.
The envoy also expressed appreciation to the government of South Africa for creating the enabling environment for justice to prevail.