14 NIGERIAN MEN PUBLIC VIOLENCE CASE POSTPONED TO MAY IN NORTH WEST COURT

14 NIGERIAN MEN PUBLIC VIOLENCE CASE POSTPONED TO MAY IN NORTH WEST COURT

The case against them has been postponed to May 10 for investigation.
Fourteen Nigerian men accused of public violence appeared briefly in the Rustenburg Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.
The case against them was postponed to May 10 for investigation.

A crowd of about 100 people chanted outside the court where a large number of public order police were deployed.

Michael Okeke and 13 others were arrested on January 21, after they allegedly went on a revenge attack, damaging cars at Waterval, and allegedly assaulted and robbed people in Rustenburg Noord.

They were denied bail after they told the court they do not feel safe outside.

They were arrested for public violence on the same day, after they went to the Rustenburg police station and blocked the entrance to the police station, complaining that they were attacked and the police were not helping them.

This was after taxi drivers went on the rampage, attacking Nigerian nationals and accusing them of peddling drugs and operating brothels. The taxi drivers claimed they were cleaning Rustenburg of drugs and prostitution. Eight guesthouses suspected of operating as brothels were torched during the orgy of violence.

On Saturday, a Nigerian man was set alight and died in hospital. He was later identified as Clement Nwaogu.

North West police said the incident was not related to the January incidents where Nigerians were attacked.

– African News Agency

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