A Nigerian and an indigene of Anambra State, Mr. Clement Nwogu has been reportedly burnt to death in South Africa.
Mr. Habib Miller, the Publicity Secretary of the Nigeria Union in South Africa was reported by News Agency of Nigeria, NAN to have said that the victim, a native of Njikoa in Anambra State, was mobbed and killed in Rutsenburg, North Province.
“The mob descended on him like a common criminal with all sorts of dangerous weapons in the presence of South African police officers.
“Eyewitnesses say the victim beckoned for help from the police to intervene and help him, but they turned a blind eye.
“When Nwaogu could no longer persevere, he ran for safety; the mob chased and caught him, poured petrol on him and set him ablaze,” he said.
The spokesman said that the mobster did not stop with their brutal treatment of the Nwaogu until they were satisfied he had died. Nwaogu, who was married to a South African and blessed with two children was left to bath in the pool of his blood, until passersbys called emergency personnel to the scene.
“The eyewitnesses feeling that the victim was still alive called for help; unfortunately, Nwaogu could not survive the ordeal and died at Job Shimankane Hospital in Rustenburg,” he said