8 Police officers granted bail

Archive photo: October 2017 - Bereaved family members and friends of Mr Ibrahim Olamilekan Badmus (30) next to his body. He died in October last year before or during Police investigations into drug trafficking in Vanderbijlpark. Archive Photo: Jannie du Plessis - Ster/Vaalweekblad

Eight police officers who are accused of the torturing and murder of a Nigerian citizen while investigating alleged drug trafficking in Vanderbijlpark last year, appeared in the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate’s Court today (October 8) for a bail application. Bail was set at R3 000 each.

The eight police officers spent the past weekend in the holding cells in Vanderbijlpark after they were arrested by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) on Friday (October 5).

The IPID alleges that the police officers forcefully interrogated the Nigerian national, Ibrahim Badmus, during their operations in Vanderbijlpark in October last year, and in the process suffocated him, resulting in his death.

The case was postponed to a later date.

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