A major manhunt is underway for a group of men, who posed as policemen and robbed a Nigerian delegate in Johannesburg, a report said on Thursday [Jun 11].
The delegate, Gabriel Gundo, is in the city to attend the 25th African Union (AU) summit. Police have confirmed that the taxi transporting 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 570 dollars from the Nigerian but did not hurt him.
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 kicked off on Sunday is being held at the Sandton Convention Centre until June 15.