The Eight Police Officers arrested last week Friday by IPID- Independent Police Investigative Directorate in connection to the torture and murder of late Mr. Badmus Olalekan Ibrahim were released on bail of R3000 (N72,000) each among other conditions, today at Vanderbijlpark Magistrate Court. One of the bail conditions is that the released Police officers should not in any way interfere with witnesses.
These eight police officers (six men and two women) made application for bail at the magistrate court today 8th October 2018 with three lawyers representing them. Though the IPID Principal Investigating officer, Mr. Tulani Makagula opposed the bail application but it was granted by The magistrate. The case was adjourned to 13th November 2018.

The Court premises and room were filled with members of Police union – POPCRU(Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union), in solidarity with their members who have been indicted for torture and murder of Mr. Badmus O. Ibrahim by National Prosecuting Authority. The Police union has thrown their weight behind their accused members, pledging legal support for them.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Union South Africa senior officers were at the court with members of the Nigerian community to witness the proceedings and ensure everthing is in order. The legal adviser of Nigerian Union South Africa, Barr. Omoreige Ogboro, was also at the court to watch the brief as a friend of the court on behalf of Nigerian Union South Africa.
Earlier before the proceedings of the court today, the legal adviser of the union, Barr. Omoreige Ogboro, had to apply for Nigeria’s Channels TV to cover the proceedings.

The Nigerian Community members reported to the union constant harassment and intimidation of Nigerians since the murder of Ibrahim last year October 2017.
The Principal witness in this case was arrested and detained two months ago by the police. He is still in detention.

Nigerian Union South Africa ( NUSA) commend the efforts of IPID for not leaving any stone unturned while investigating the murder case of Late Ibrahim. From the briefing we received from IPID we believe they have a watertight case so we are positive that justice will be served at the end of the trial.

The president of Nigerian Union South Africa, Mr. Adetola Olubajo advised Nigerians in Vanderbijlpark outside the magistrate court to remain calm as we have confidence in the investigation done by IPID so far and South Africa’s justice system.

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