FG demands probe of Nigerian pastor’s murder in China

Abike Dabiri Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has demanded a thorough investigation into the death of a Nigerian pastor, Joseph Nwajueze, in China.

In a statement on Wednesday by NIDCOM Head of Media, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Mrs Dabiri-Erewa said Nwajueze had a wife, Chinwe, and four children in China.

Nwajueze was said to have been murdered by security operatives while trying to escape arrest for alleged visa violations.

Dabiri-Erewa said there was no justifiable reason for the killing.

She also condemned the stigmatisation of Nigerians living in China, saying those who were found guilty of the country’s laws should be prosecuted and not murdered.

The NIDCOM boss condoled with the family of Nwajueze, assuring that justice would be done.

“Abike Dabiri-Erewa, however, appealed to angry Nigerians in China to be patient and not take the law into their hands as the Federal Government will ensure that justice is done,” she said.