Nigerian Killed In India Was Innocent – High Commissioner

On this episode of Network Africa, the killing of the Nigerian in Goa, India came to the fore.

It will be recalled that a group of Nigerians clashed with the police in India after they allegedly attacked a police vehicle carrying the body of a Nigerian who was said to have been stabbed to death in India’s beach state, Goa.

In this phone interview, Nigerian High Commissioner to India, Ambassador Ndubuisi Amaku, shed more light on the issues. He vehemently denied allegations that the Nigerian killed in India was involved in a drug deal.

“This is not correct, the young man has been determined to be a very innocent, I repeat, innocent person… Even at that, if a Nigerian is involved in drugs, the proper punishment is not to hack him to death.”

Ambassador Amaku expressed Nigerians’ disappointment at the “seeming unwillingness of the local authorities to apprehend the culprit.” He promised that the Nigerian High Commission would handle the issue through the appropriate diplomatic channels.

Nigerians In India Protest Over Death of Nigerian

Nigerians In India Protesting.A group of Nigerians has clashed with the police in India after they allegedly attacked a police vehicle carrying the body of a Nigerian who was said to have been stabbed to death in India’s beach state, Goa.

The body of the man, whose name has not been revealed, was found with wounds in Mapusa town, triggering protests by angry Nigerians who removed the body from the van and kept it on the road, blocking traffic in the area

The Chief of India’s Goa State, Manohar Parrikar, said the murder would be investigated.

“We have detained 53 of them (Nigerians) and two of them are in the hospital,” he said.

Manohar Parrikar described the attack on the Police as illegal and said that the state had booked a case on the issue.