South Africa: Nigerian AU delegate robbed in Johannesburg

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - A major manhunt is underway for a group of men posing as policemen who robbed a Nigerian delegate shortly after he had arrived in Johannesburg on Wednesday night to attend the 25th African Union (AU) summit in the city.

Police have confirmed that the taxi transporting Gabriel Gundo was stopped on Marlboro Drive outside the suburb of Sandton while driving from OR Tambo International Airport.

Police spokesman Lungelo Dlamini said the assailants produced police identification and took US$570 from the Nigerian. He was not injured.

The elite Hawks crime-fighting unit is now investigating whether the robbery was planned or if Gundo’s vehicle was followed from the airport.

The summit, which kicks off on Friday, is being held at the Sandton Convention Centre until 15 June.
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11 june 2015 10:32:10

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