Nigerian phone repairer stabbed to death in South Africa over a business disagreement

The Nigerian community in South Africa has confirmed the killing of one of its members, 41-year-old, Ikenna Innocent Otugo, in Empangeni, South Africa on Tuesday October 15th.

Acting chairman of Nigerian Union, South Africa (NUSA) in the Kwazulu Natal Province, Sylvester Okonkwo, who confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the deceased, a native of Nimo in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra, was allegedly stabbed to death by unknown assailants over a business disagreement.

According to Okonkwo, Otugo who is a phone repairer, had repaired a cellphone for a client in the area. However the female client wasn’t satisfied with the job he did for her and they had an argument. Things degenerated when she organized some men to attack Otugo who was stabbed in the process. He died while he was being rushed to the hospital.

Okonkwo says the body of the deceased has been deposited in the morgue and an autopsy is expected to be carried out on him.

Otugo is survived by a Nine year old son.

 

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