The Nigeria Union in South Africa (NUSA) on Wednesday announced the murder of another Nigerian, Obinna Stanley Ayanele, a native of Imo state.
According to the Nigerian union’s President, Adetola Olubajo, the 46-year-old victim hailed from Uruala, Ideato North Local Government Area of the South Eastern state.
“With deep sorrow in our hearts, the Nigeria Union South Africa regrets to announce the gruesome murder of another Nigerian, the late Stanley Ayanele from Uruala, Ideato North LGA, Imo, aged 46.” he said in a statement
“Until his death, he was a small scale business owner, a stockist of petty goods.
“Ayanele was accosted by some criminals at his shop in Krugersdorp, Johannesburg in the evening of August 20, 2019 with the intention of robbing him of his money and wares.
“In the process, he was murdered in cold blood,’’ Olubajo said in a statement on Wednesday.
“He was brutally stabbed severally, and they smashed his head with a hammer thereby leaving him in a pool of his blood to bleed to death,’’ Olubajo quoted the witness as saying.
He added that the murderers were on the verge of carting away the late Obinna’s wares in the shop when community members contacted the South Africa Police Service, Krugersdorp Cluster Station.
Olubajo said the SAPS crime team later arrested two of the criminals while the third one escaped. He said a manhunt was immediately constituted.