The Consular-General of Nigerian High Commission in South Africa, Mr Godwin Adama, has petitioned the SA Police Authorities over the attack on a Nigerian, Mr Tayo Faniran.
Mr Faniran, Ex-Big Brother Africa Star, in a video posted on his Instagram handle, was seen beaten by two South African policemen.
The Nigerian mission, who is pressing for a case against the police brutality, said the independent police investigative directorate which deals with cases involving South Africa police officers has commenced work on the matter.
The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa said in a statement on Saturday, that the move is to get justice for Mr Faniran.
She said the Consular-General has also met with Mr Faniran who is the latest victim of brutality on Nigerians by the South Africa policemen.
“Our Consular-General has also met with Faniran, who was the latest victim of South Africa policemen’s attack on Nigerians.”
Mrs Dabiri-Erewa also confirmed that eight South African policemen are already on trial for their involvement in maltreatment of Nigerians in the country, and promised to follow up on this case and others involving attacks against Nigerians in South Africa.
“Eight South African policemen are on trial for their involvement in maltreatment of Nigerians in the country. We will continue to follow up on this case and others involving attacks against Nigerians in South Africa.”
A finalist of the Big Brother Africa Hotshots, Tayo Faniran, thinks the selection of Tanzanian contestant Idris as the winner of the 2014 edition was not right.
He told Ebuka on ‘Rubbin’ Minds’ on Sunday that he could not see any outstanding moment or performance of Idris in the highlights of the the programme that he reviewed some days ago.
“I saw my highlights and I was entertained but when I was watching that of Idris, I was waiting for that punchline but I did not see anything.
“When it was announced that he was the winner, I was shocked,” he said.
The BBA finalist denied claims that he cried when he lost out.
Faniran, however, said he was content because people considered him the winner and that he felt good about it.
Asked how he thinks Idris would feel with his comments about his selection, he said: “It is not supposed to be my own problem how he feels. I have the right to my own opinion. I wish him all the best and I hope he will use the money well”.