Posted on Tue 6 Aug 2019, 04:36 PM

The killers of Benjamin Simeon, a citizen of Ebonyi state, South East Nigeria, by yet to be identified persons in South Africa must be apprehended and punished.

This is the demand from the governor of Ebonyi state, Dave Umahi.

 Umahi was writing to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, to press it on the South African authorities to launch an investigation into the killing.

43-year-old Benjamin Simeon, native of Okposi in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi  state, was shot dead on Saturday morning by unknown person in South Africa.

In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Uzor, the governor said the manner in which the young man was murdered, “presents to the fore, the need for the South African government to undertake requisite thoroughness and transparency to ensure that justice is served to the Nigerian government, Ebonyi State and the family of the deceased.

“The loss of a highly talented and law-abiding citizen of Nigeria who was going about his legitimate business in South Africa aptly challenges us all to call on the reserves of our cherished African brotherhood.

In the face of the foregoing, the least that can be done for him and his family now is to prove that he did not die in vain by vigorously probing his murder and ensuring that the killers face justice”

The Governor called on the South African High Commissioner to do the needful by ensuring that the murders do not evade justice and put an end to the frequent killing of Nigerians in South Africa.

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