- The federal government has condemned the recent killing of Joseph Nwajueze
- Nwajueze, a Nigerian pastor living in China was recently killed by security operatives
- According to the FG, Nwajueze was carrying on his legitimate business in China and there was no reason for his alleged killing
Nigeria has asked China to carry out a thorough investigation into the death of Joseph Nwajueze, a Nigerian Pastor living in that country.
Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the head of media of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), made the demand in a statement on Wednesday, August 14.
He quoted the chairman/CEO of the commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa as saying that the death of Nwajueze ”is condemnable”.
”The alleged killing of the Anambra -born pastor, who was living with his wife, Chinwe and four children in China, should be thoroughly investigated and the culprits punished,” she was quoted as saying.
She further said that reports had it that the Nwajueze was carrying on his legitimate business in China and that there was no reason for his alleged killing.
She equally condemned the stigmatisation of Nigerians living in China, saying those who were found guilty of the country’s law should be prosecuted.
While condoling with the family of the late Nwajueze, Dabiri-Erewa reiterated Nigeria’s resolve to ensure that justice was done by making those responsible to face the law.
The chairman of the commission, however, appealed to irate Nigerians in China to be patient and not to take the law into their hands as the federal government would ensure that justice was done.
Nwajueze was allegedly killed by Chinese security operatives in circumstances suspected to be related to immigration formalities.
Sources said that the Chinese security personnel, in an attempt to apprehend the fleeing Nigerian pastor, forcefully used a device on him in order to demobilise him. It was gathered that the device made the pastor numb, leading to his collapse and eventual death.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Nigerians in China are unhappy over the death of Joseph Nwachueze in the hands of security officials.
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