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The Nigerian Citizens’ Association in South Africa (NICASA) has called for calm over the alleged killing of one Mr Stanley Igwe, 30, by the South African police.

Recall that Igwe was allegedly killed on June 6, 2021, by some police officers in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal Province.

His death sparked an outrage as some Nigerians in South Africa took to the streets to protest his killing.

However, the President-General of NICASA, Mr Ben Okoli, in an interview with newsmen said called for calm adding that the autopsy reports and police investigations is been awaited.

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Okoli stated that the family of the deceased had been duly informed about the incident that led to Igwe’s demise.

He appealed to the relatives of the deceased and other Nigerians, to be calm and not take the law into their hands.

“NICASA appeals to the relevant authorities,to carry out a thorough investigation and ensure that the culprits to this alleged act of murder is arrested, prosecuted and jailed.

“Police Officers who take pride in the killing of Nigerians under one pretense or the other must be stopped.

“We trust in the capacity of the police to thoroughly investigate the case, arrest, prosecute and secure the conviction of the criminals behind this deadly act,” he said.

He further noted that measures has been taken to alert the KwaZulu-Natal provincial Chairman, Mr Bartholomew Eziagulu, upon hearing the sad news of Igwe’s demise, NAN reports.

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Published June 16th, 2021

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