Bengaluru police have claimed that Nigerians always attack themselves over Biafra. The attack has claimed the life of one Nigerian citizen N Chigozie, a resident of Hennur.
Speaking on behalf of the police, DCP North East, said that this was not the first time Nigerians have fought over Biafra issue, as Bengaluru police had filed four cases against two Nigerian groups since September 3.
According to Elvis who had one laid a complaint, 12 people arrived at his house in Vaddarapalya at around 3am on Sunday.
The man knew he was in trouble so he did not open the door. His car was parked in front of his house and they set it ablaze instead. He has also said that the gang threatened to kill him.
“Elvis’ car was not completely gutted as a few of his neighbours helped him put out the fire after the gang left. However, Chigozie was found dead near Geddalahalli railway track on September 3. The Kothanur police had thought it was a road accident, but after preliminary investigation, a case of murder was registered. The police are now awaiting the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) report.” said the DCP.
“This has been going on since the beginning of September. On September 3, Nigerian citizen N Chigozie, a resident of Hennur, died. Investigations suggest that he may have died after clashes between the gangs at an African restaurant in Kothanur.
“Chigozie’s brother Nonso Odedike, has filed a complaint accusing a group of Nigerians led by a man named Aiwa, of attacking him and Chigozie at a restaurant named African Kitchen in Kothanur, on September 2.
“Chigozie’s brother had said that they were having dinner at African Kitchen on the night of September 2. They were discussing the Biafra issue when they were attacked. Six people were arrested in the case and are now out on bail,” a senior police official said.
The Indian Police Official said that two groups – one supporting Nonso who claimed that when the attack occurred, they fled the spot as his brother was killed while trying to escape, and the other supporting the six accused in Chigozie’s murder, have been clashing repeatedly after September 3.