South African Police have arrested eight policemen in connection with the alleged 2017 brutal murder of a Nigerian.
Adetola Olubajo, President of the Nigerian Union in South Africa, confirmed the arrest.
Recalling how the victim was totured, Badmus Olalekan Ibrahim, 25, was allegedly tortured to death by his killers in Vanderbijlpark near Johannesburg in 2017.
He said, “Badmus Ibrahim, a native of Ibadan in Oyo State was tortured and brutally murdered on Oct. 10, 2017 by police officers.
“The officers were arrested today (Oct. 5) in Vereeniging outside Johannesburg. They will be arraigned in Vanderbijlpark Magistrate Court on Monday (Oct. 8) for murder and torture.”
Olubajo said the police officers were indicted for murder and torture by South Africa’s Independent Police Investigating Directorate (IPID) on Sept. 27, 2018.
He said the union had since the incident occurred followed up the matter with IPID to ensure justice was served to Ibrahim’s killers.
Olubajo said the eight police officers were being held in Biopatong Holding Cell, Gauteng Province in the former apartheid enclave.