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Eight South African Policemen Arrested For Torturing And Murdering A Nigerian Man

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Eight police officers have been arrested for the October 2017 torture and murder of Nigerian national Ibrahim Olamilekan Badmus, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) said on Friday.

8 South African Policemen Arrested For Torturing And Murdering A Nigerian Man

The officers – two women and six men – were arrested on Friday, IPID spokesperson Moses Dlamini said.
Dlamini said Badmus, 25, was allegedly killed when the officers interrogated and suffocated him on October 10, 2017, in Vanderbijlpark.

“According to the police, they had found drugs on the deceased, but this was a false story to cover up the torture and murder of the deceased.
“There was a huge outcry from the Nigerian community when the death was discovered. At the time, the police also alleged that they were attacked by ‘drug dealers’,” he said.

Dlamini said IPID investigators had probed the matter amid a lot of “hostility” from some members of the South African Police Service.

He said two pathologists who conducted the post-mortem confirmed that the deceased had indeed been tortured.

“The docket was referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for prosecution and the DPP decided that the eight suspects be charged for murder and torture.”

The officers will appear in the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate’s Court on Monday.



Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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