The Consul General of Nigeria in Guangzhou, China, Mr Wale Oloko, on Wednesday said that the Chinese Police authorities had commenced investigation into the death of a Nigerian, Unachukwu Nwajueze.
Mr Oloko in a statement e-mailed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos said that the late Nwajueze died at the Tong Tong market in Guangzhou on Aug. 12.
The Consul General said it took the prompt intervention of the consular officers to calm other Nigerians who demanded to know the cause of Nwajueze’s death.
“The Consulate General of Nigeria in Guangzhou is aware of the death of a Nigerian national, Unachukwu Nwajueze, a resident of Guangzhou, China, at Tong Tong market area of the city at about 4.30 p.m. on Aug. 12.
“The police authorities are currently investigating the circumstances that led to the death of Unachukwu Nwajueze,’’ he said.
The Consul General, who said that he had paid a condolence visit to the wife, family members and friends of the late Nwajueze, appealed to other Nigerians to remain calm, while the investigation, was on.
Mr Oloko also said that he had met with a representative of the leadership of the provincial government who expressed the condolences of the provincial authorities to the wife and family members.