Solarin’s murder in South Africa under investigation – Abike Dabiri

Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission’s (NiDCOM) said on Monday that investigation into the circumstances surrounding the killing in South Africa, of Mr. Olusola Solarin, on the 12th December 2021.

Dabiri-Erewa disclosed this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

NAN reports that the killing of Solarin in that country has raised the death tally of Nigerians in South Africa to more than 127 since 2019.

Records show that 13 Nigerians sent to their early graves in the Rainbow nation died at the hands of the South African police.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Union South Africa (NUSA) has condemned the killing of Solarin, a Nigerian in the former apartheid enclave.

President of the union, Mr. Collins Mgbo described the deceased as a brilliant, hardworking motivator and community leader who “has fallen victim to the orgy of violence in South Africa”.

Solarin was said to have met his death as he was returning to his base after supplying goods to his customers outside Johannesburg.

He is reported to have been waylaid and killed while attempting to stop his assailants from collecting the money he was paid by customers.

He has since been buried in Sagamu in Ogun State, Nigeria.

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