A Nigerian living in South Africa has killed two of his friends after a business deal involving the three went awry, the Nigerian Community in that country said yesterday.
The suspect named simply as Sunday from Awgbu in Anambra State allegedly stabbed Ekweghiariri Chidi Isacc, 34, from Ehime in Isiala Mbano Local Government of Imo State and Mr Nzechukwu Alabuche, 35, from Azia in Anambra to death at about 3am local time
The incident occurred at Rossetinville, South of Johannesburg, according to Mr Emeka Ezinteje, Secretary of the Nigerian Union in South Africa
He said by phone from Johannesburg, South Africa, that the incident was due to a business dispute.
His words: “We have received a report that at 3.00am on Saturday, Mr Ekweghiariri Chidi Isacc, 34, a native of Ehime in Isiala Mbano Local Government of Imo and Mr Nzechukwu Alabuche, 35, from Azia in Anambra were stabbed to death by one Sunday from Awgbu in Anambra.
”We understand that there was a business dispute between them that made the assailant to stab the victims to death.”
He said that the union had reported the incident to the Nigerian mission and the South African police.
“The assailant is on the run while the police have commenced investigation into the incident.
”The union condemns the killing of any Nigerian and will partner with relevant government agencies to ensure that justice is done in the case,” Ezinteje said.
The secretary said that the police had taken the bodies to the hospital for autopsy.