Another Nigerian man stabbed to death in South Africa
A 46-year-old Nigerian man identified as Obinna Stanley Ayanele, has been stabbed to death in South Africa, according to the Nigeria Union South Africa (NUSA).
Ayanele, a trader, was reportedly stabbed to death in the evening of Tuesday, August 20, in his shop in Krugersdorp, Johannesburg.
In a press statement signed by the President of NUSA, Adetola Olubajo, the victim hailed from Uruala, Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State.
Olubajo said Ayanele was murdered in cold blood by some criminals who attacked him inside his shop with the intention of robbing him of his money and wares.
The statement reads:
“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.
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 that according to a witness, three unknown men held Ayanele at gunpoint and robbed him of his valuables, including cash.
“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.”
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 (SAPS), Krugersdorp Cluster Station.
Olubajo said the SAPS crime team later arrested two of the criminals while the third one escaped, adding that a manhunt was immediately constituted.
He noted that the murder weapons were confiscated by the police and the remains of the deceased deposited at a government mortuary while a case of murder was immediately opened by the Nigeria Union Ward at the police station and the suspects were charged to court on Wednesday, August 21.