Hon. (Dr) Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO,
Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has condoled with the family of a Nigerian, Mr Michael Chima Echefu, who was shot dead by unknown robbers in Johannesburg, South Africa.
In the condolence message, the NIDCOM Chairman assured the family of proper investigation into the matter with the hope of arresting those
behind the dastard act.
She commended the prompt intervention of the Nigerian Consul General in South Africa, Mr Andrew Idi, who promptly visited the bereaved family and provided necessary support for the repatriation of the remains of Echefu back to Nigeria.
Dabiri-Erewa urged the South African authorities to see to the logical conclusion of the matter by fishing out those behind the killing of Mr. Echefu, so that it will not be like the unresolved cases of previous murder of
Nigerians in South Africa.
A statement signed by Kazeem Babatunde, Secretary-General of the
Nigerian Citizens Association in South Africa (NICASA), announced the killing of Mr. Michael Chima Echefu, a native of Amaigbo, Imo State, in his shop.
“The unfortunate incident happened on Monday 27th June 2022. According to eye witness accounts, 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 but no arrest has
Late Mr. Echefu is survived by his wife, Ugochi Echefu and three children.