December 10, 2023

By Emmanuel Adams, Nigeria

A 29 year old Nigerian medical student studying in the Philippines and engaged in a part-time job with his Chinese girlfriend in the same establishment was gruesomely murdered by his Chinese employer who asked his Chinese girlfriend to quit her job as a matter of management decision in the organization; refusing to accept the continuous engagement of the love his Chinese girlfriend working in the same establishment as coworkers, things took to a different dimension when Ikem was not in support of the position of his employers and formally requested to quit as well.

In the process of demanding for his entitlement Ikem was asked to wait in a private office within the building for a later  attention  which he obliged to with every sense of responsibility and unknown to him that he was being positioned for his six alleged killer men who stormed in and began manhandling him leading to his death. The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission on Monday said it would investigate the alleged killing of a Nigerian medical student identified simply as Ikem in the Philippines.

Boardroom News gathered that the philipine police authority is still investigating the matter while the Nigerian in Diaspora Commission still working to come up with a policy statement on the matter. This is just as the National Association of Nigerian Students has demanded justice for the deceased.

Our correspondent gathered that the ECOWAS Parliament has been furnished with this information and it is working to come up with an official position in this respect.

 Does Ikem needs justice? as this is just one amongst many unreported brutalities faced by Nigerian in the diaspora.

We believe that Nigerian in Diaspora Commission would put up a more vibrant and functional effective working system from the diaspora to unveiling of such experiences. The Nigerian Senate amongst others must come up with legislations and laws to foreign nations that will see Nigerians not leaving or surviving under pressure outside the shores of Nigeria.

Meanwhile, NANS has demanded justice for the deceased.

 The Senate Deputy President of NANS, Elvis Ekudina, described the act as “wickedness and one not to be overlooked.”

NANS disclosed that it had received “confirmation from students in the Diaspora” that “the deceased, a Nigerian medical student named Ikem, was allegedly murdered in the Philippines by a group of Chinese.”

 NANS called on the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “to look into the situation and make sure that justice is done as this seems to be another xenophobic attack against Nigerians.

“This is inhumane, and cannot be accepted by the leadership of Nigerian students. We also seek that on the account of the Chinese government, the murdered student should be given last respect by ensuring that his corpse is flown back to Nigeria to ensure he gets a befitting burial.

”Nigerians with keen interest awaits to hear a policy statement from the Philippines and the Nigerian embassy in the Philippines.

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