A Nigerian man identified as Mr. Michael Chima Echefu has been shot dead by armed robbers in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The development was announced in a statement by the Nigerian Citizens Association in South Africa (NICASA).
“The unfortunate incident happened on Monday 27th June 2022. According to an eyewitness account, the deceased was shot and killed by a South African robbery gang who robbed him at gun point in his shop located at Rissik and Jeppe Street, Johannesburg,” the statement read.
“During the robbery, the deceased was shot twice on the head by one of the members of the robbery gang in his attempt to flee the robbery scene.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing and no arrest has been made. Late Mr. Echefu is survived by wife; Ugochi Echefu, three children and loved ones.”
A statement signed by Kazeem Babatunde, Secretary-General of NICASA, said the Consul General, Mr. Andrew Idi, made a cash donation to support the family for the repatriation of the remains of late Mr. Echefu.
“Following the death of Mr. Echefu who according to an eyewitness was shot and killed by some South African robbers who robbed him by his shop in Johannesburg, the Consul General, Mr. Andrew Idi in company of Consular staff visited the bereaved family,” the statement read.