Nigerian upper legislative arm has called on South African government to investigate the death of the country’s insurance Deputy Director-General, Mrs Elizabeth Ndubuisi-Chukwu at Emperor’s Palace Hotel and Convention Centre. the call was made due to incessant killing of the citizen of the country in South Africa and most cases were not investigated but drastic action must be taken to avoid future occurrence.
The call was made after the lawmakers deliberated on a point of order by the Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, on the need to investigate the death of Mrs Ndibuisi-Chukwu.
Ndubuisi-Chukwu, who was the Deputy Director-General of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN), was allegedly murdered at Emperor’s Palace Hotel and Convention Centre, South Africa last month. She was attending the conference of the African Insurance Organisation (AIO).
In his lead speech, Abaribe said the insinuation that she died of cardiac arrest was proved wrong following the autopsy report released on June 20 by the South African Department of Home Affairs which indicated in a death certificate that the death was unnatural and suspected to be murder.
He said the suspicion that she could have been murdered was further confirmed in a separate document issued by the South Africa, Department of Health on June 27 where it corroborated the autopsy report and revealed that she was strangled.
“In a curious twist, the hotel allegedly was reluctant to cooperate with the law enforcement agencies to unravel the circumstances surrounding her death. This is not the first time Nigerians have died in suspicious circumstances in South Africa,” Abaribe said.
The majority of the Senate support the motion lead by senator Abaribe and Senate president, Dr Ahmed Lawan said diplomatic action will be taken to fast track the investigation.