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Nigerian Taxify driver shot dead in Johannesburg


The Nigerian Union South Africa on Sunday confirmed the untimely death of Benjamin Okoronkwo, a 43-year-old Taxify driver from Okposo, Ohaozara Local Government of Ebonyi.

The union said in a statement by its Assistant National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Ikele Odefa, that he was shot dead by unknown assailants at about 3 a.m. on Aug. 3, in his car.

According to the statement e-mailed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Nigerian Union South Africa has visited the scene of the ugly incident and later went to open a case of murder at Mofartview Police Station in Johannesburg south cluster.

Odefa said the deceased is survived by two children and a wife.

He said the union was calling yet again on law enforcement to investigate his murder and whoever was involved should be prosecuted.

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