Fifth cop arrested in Nigerian’s murder case

2013-05-31 13:00

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) has said.

Ipid spokesperson Moses Dlamini said today the officer was arrested last night.

The bail application of the four other accused was postponed by the Polokwane Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

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.

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