Nigeria to probe alleged killing of student Ikem in Philippines

Nigerian student Ikem murdered in Philippines

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has requested more information to enable it probe the alleged murder of a Nigerian student in the Philippines simply identified as Ikem.

An X user Michael Ojuola, on October 22, raised alarm over the alleged incident.

Ojuola wrote, “A friend of mine, A Nigerian Medical Student named Ikem studying in the Republic of Philippines 🇵🇭 was brvtally mvrdered by a group of Chinese. They tied his hands up, covered and tied his mouth and was beaten blue-black until he gave up the gh*st.”

However, spokesman of NIDCOM Abdur-Rahman Balogun, in a statement on Monday, said the commission has called on the said eyewitness to provide more information for the case to be investigated.

The statement reads: “The attention of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has been drawn to a viral social media news item on the death of a Nigerian student, identified as Ikem, who was allegedly murdered by a group of Chinese in the Republic of Philippines.

“Though the matter had not been officially reported to the Nigerian embassy in the Philippines, NIDCOM has asked the “ eyewitness “ who posted the gory incident on his social media handle to provide more details to the Commission’s  e-mail —

“The Commission will set the machinery in motion to investigate the matter and unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident.”