South African police convicted for murder of Nigerian

South African police constable convicted for murder of Nigerian

A court in South Africa has found a police constable, Austin Reynolds, guilty for the murder of a Nigerian, Ebuka Okoli.

This was disclosed by the President of the Nigerian Union South Africa (NUSA) Mr Adetola Olubajo, in a statement on Friday.

According to him, the accused was found guilty on a one count charge of murder and three charges of robbery.

Olubajo stated: “NUSA welcomes the judgment of Judge Shyam Gyanda on the brutal murder of Ebuka Emmanuel Okoli, who was shot dead by a police constable in Durban on January 19, 2018.

“Austin Luciano Reynolds, the 24-year-old South African police constable, was found guilty today Friday, November 29, 2019, for January 19, 2018 murder of Ebuka Okoli a native of Anambra State in Durban, Kwa Zulu Natal.

“The accused was found guilty on all four charges, one charge of murder and three charges of robbery. The accomplice of the accused during the illegal raid turned state witness.”

According to reports, Ebuka was shot at close range during an alleged illegal raid by Reynolds and his colleague on the community where the deceased resided in Durban.

South Africa Grant’s Air Peace permit to operate Daily

Air Peace

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that the South African Government has granted request for the Nigerian Designated Airline, Air Peace to commence commercial flights to Johannesburg, South Africa.

According to a statement issued on Monday by the Spokesman of the Ministry, Ferdinand Nwonye, the confirmation was granted in the process of ascertaining the level of implementation of the Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) between Nigeria and South Africa at the Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) of the 9th Session of the Nigeria/South Africa Bi-National Commission Summit in Pretoria, South Africa on Friday 27th September, 2019.

The proprietor of Air Peace Airlines, Chief Allen Onyema has also confirmed that the airline would commence operation as soon as possible to promote air travel between Nigeria and South Africa, the statement added.

 

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