Robbers shoot at Nigerian envoy

2013-05-02 10:53
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Johannesburg - Robbers opened fire on Nigeria's deputy high commissioner in South Africa after following him home to Pretoria from OR Tambo International Airport, it was reported on Thursday.

Kayode Oguntuase's driver Dan Mohlala was wounded in his left hand in the shooting on Wednesday, Beeld reported.

According to the newspaper, Mohlala took Kayode Oguntuase to the airport to fetch his wife Hailey.

As they got back home to Waterkloof Ridge, Mohlala told the couple they were being followed.

Hailey Oguntuase reportedly asked Mohlala to stop the car so she could get out, but he advised her against it, and they locked their doors.

According to the newspaper, the men following them tried to open the car doors, and when they could not, fired several shots at the vehicle, one of which went through a neighbour's window.

Neighbours summoned help and the gunmen fled. Beeld reported that Oguntuase drove Mohlala to hospital.

"We're investigating charges of attempted murder and attempted armed robbery," Brigadier Phuti Setati told the newspaper.

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