BREAKING: Police and Nigerians in standoff at Arwyp following suspect’s death

Police keep a close eye on th crowd outside Arwyp.
Police keep a close eye on th crowd outside Arwyp.

A huge contigent of Nigerian citizens have gathered outside Arwyp Medical Centre following the death of a fellow citizen in police custody.

Reporting from the scene, Express journalist Nolwazi Dhlamini says the police are not saying anything at this stage.

According to reports the Nigerian was arrested for possession for Chrystal Meth. It is believed he swallowed the drugs and died in a police vehicle as a result of it.

However, the Nigerian community is up in arms, saying he was killed by the police who suffocated him by putting a plastic bag over his head.

The deceased’s family has  arrived on the scene. The 38-year-old suspect’s body is still in a police vehicle parked at the hospital’s entrance on Pine Avenue.

The flying squad and metro police are monitoring the situation, as well as a helicopter.

Updates will follow.


Nolwazi Dhlamini
Senior Journalist

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