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Mob beats Nigerian ‘student to death’ in Philippines


Mob beats Nigerian 'student to death' in Philippines

A Nigerian medical student, known simply as Ikem, was beaten to death by a group of Chinese individuals in the Philippines.

The incident was disclosed by a friend of the deceased, Michael Ojuola, in a post shared via X on Sunday, October 22, 2023.

Ojuola wrote, “A friend of mine, a Nigerian Medical Student named Ikem studying in the Republic of the Philippines was brutally murdered by a group of Chinese.”

Giving details of the incident, Ojuola said, “They tied his hands up, covered and tied his mouth, and he was beaten blue-black until he gave up the ghost.”

“This should never be allowed to get swept under the carpet regardless of the relationship between the Philippines and China. This is so inhuman and barbaric! I can’t even think straight at the moment because of the horrific videos I’m getting right now from the hospital.”

Ojuola called for the intervention of various authorities, including the Chairman of the Nigerians In Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, and other relevant organisations, to look into the case and seek justice for Ikem.

While details surrounding the incident remain limited, Nigerians on social media have called for a thorough investigation.

Meanwhile, the Nigerians In Diaspora Commission has encouraged the complainant to formally submit a petition to the commission so that a proper inquiry can be initiated.