Pius Ezekwem a 46 year old Nigerian businessman who ran a chain of bed and breakfast guest houses in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, were resides has been killed.
Reports coming from South Africa has it that Pius was picked up by eight police officers at a Nigerian restaurant over the weekend and forcefully taken to his home for a search and interrogation.
An argument between Pius and the South African police officers degenerated so fast that a gun shot was fired, leading to Pius’s death. Pius was married to a South African who was present at the scene of the incident. All phones were seized except that of Pius’s sister in-law who recorded his altercation with the police. He asked the police to kill him in his house as he would not follow them to where they wanted to take him to. The policemen sadly killed him in the presence of his family.
Confirming the incident, the Nigerian Ambassador to South Africa, Godwin Adama, said a formal report has been launched to the South African police on the incident.
An autopsy has been carried out but the result has not been released.
Not one of the police officers have been arrested.