5th cop held after foreigner killed

2013-05-31 12:15
IPID. (File, Sapa)

IPID. (File, Sapa)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Video

Daveyton police trial postponed

2013-05-24 13:57

The trial for the nine Daveyton police officers accused of killing Mozambican taxi driver, Mido Macia by dragging him behind a police vehicle has been postponed. Watch the video of the decision. WATCH

Polokwane - A fifth Limpopo police officer, allegedly part of a group of officers accused of assaulting and killing a Nigerian national, has been arrested, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) said on Friday.

Ipid spokesperson Moses Dlamini said the officer was arrested on Thursday night.

The bail application of the four other accused was postponed by the Polokwane Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Dlamini said the officers were all stationed at the Provincial Tracking Unit.

The five were accused of killing Onyechiabi Iwuaka, who was visiting a friend on Sunday when police officers allegedly attacked them. Iwuaka's friend escaped the assault.

Dlamini said the officers were investigating a case of armed robbery that allegedly occurred in Mokopane.

"Two suspects were arrested and they took the police to a house where stolen items were hidden," he said.

"In the said house, they found the... [man] and there was a struggle between him and the police," said Dlamini.

Iwuaka died on the way to the Polokwane police station.

"The Ipid conducted an investigation which has confirmed that the deceased was assaulted," Dlamini said.

Read more on:    police  |  ipid  |  polokwane  |  police brutality

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
53 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.