Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) on Saturday stated that South Africa has demonstrated the political will to deal with xenophobia.
Mrs Dabiri-Erewa made the statement in the wake of the justice meted out to the police officer that killed a Nigerian in South Africa.
In a statement by the Head of Media and Public Relations Unit of the Commission, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, in Abuja, she said ”We are glad that justice has been done”.
”We have always stated that there has to be consequences for actions. We are glad that this case finally came to an end and South Africa has demonstrated the political will to deal with xenophobia,” she said.
She commended the Nigerian Mission in Johannesburg for following through with the case and other cases involving Nigerians.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN , the case started since 2018 when a Nigerian, Ebuka Okoli, who was killed by a South Africa police officer.
A South African court recently found the said Police Officer guilty of the all the four count charges which includes the murder of Ebuka Okoli.