South African police sentenced to 30 years for killing Nigerian

South African police sentenced to 30 years for killing Nigerian

- Austin Reynold, a South African police constable, has been sentenced to 30 years in jail

- Reynold was sentenced after the court found him guilty of killing Ebuka Okoli, a Nigerian man living in South Africa

- Recall that Buhari and his South African counterpart, Ramaphosa, reached an agreement to find a lasting solution to the attacks on Nigerians and other foreign nationals in the country

Austin Reynold, a South African police constable, has been sentenced to 30 years in jail by a court for killing Ebuka Okoli, a Nigerian man living in the country.

Reynold was accused of killing Okoli in Durban, a coastal city in Kwa Zulu-Natal province in South Africa.

According to Channels TV, the 24-year-old police officer was handed the 30 years jail sentence on Monday, December 2.

Reynold was charged with one count of murder and three counts of robbery. His accomplice, Brinley Pallo, had on Friday, November 29, testified against him before the court.

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Legit.ng notes that the sentence comes three days after he was found guilty of killing Okoli. The deceased was shot at close range during an unauthorised raid by the police officer on the community where he resides.

He was reportedly handcuffed, robbed and shot at close range by the officer who was off duty at the time of the raid.

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Meanwhile, following the public outcry over the incessant xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa, Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari, and the president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, reached an agreement to find a lasting solution to the menace.

The two African leaders pledged to put in place all measures needed to prevent a re-occurrence of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreigners in South Africa.

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The resolution was contained in a joint communique issued by both leaders at the end of their meeting on Thursday, October 3, in Pretoria, South Africa.

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Source: Legit.ng

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