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Umahi reacts to murder of Nigeria’s Benjamin Simeon in South Africa

The governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has condemned the murder of Benjamin Simeon, a citizen of the state of South Africa. He described the act as horrible and cruel. Simeon came from Okposi in Ohaozara LG from Ebonyi.

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Umahi requested a full investigation into the murder that took place on Verona Street, Johannesburg. A statement signed by his chief press secretary, Emmanuel Uzor, also urged the South African High Commissioner in Nigeria to “investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.”

The Nigerian Citizens Association in South Africa confirmed the death on Saturday. In a statement by the spokesman, Sunny-Wenike Douglas, 43 until his death, was a driver of Taxify.

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It is said that the victim was killed after leaving her clients in a part of the city. Douglas added that an investigating officer from the South African Police Service confirmed that a murder case had been opened.

He promised that his association would follow up on the case to ensure that the murderers were arrested and brought to justice. The murder occurred two weeks after a Nigerian teenager suffered a similar fate in the country.