Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, has said that investigation into the circumstances surrounding the killing in South Africa of Olusola Solarin, a Nigerian, on December 12, 2021, was ongoing.
The Chairman/CEO of the NiDCOM disclosed this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday.
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 in the hands of the South African police.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Union South Africa has condemned the killing of Solarin, a Nigerian, in the former apartheid enclave.
The President of the union, 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 was 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 at Makun community in Sagamu, near Abeokuta in Ogun State.