VAAL TRIANGLE - An investigator from the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) was deployed to the Vaal Triangle yesterday afternoon after the sudden death of a 30-year-old Nigerian man. This comes after Paul Nwokocha died during a drug search by members from the SAPS at a house in Sasolburg. According to the police, more than R143 000 in cash and drugs worth an estimated street value of about R400 000 were seized. It is being reported that Nwokoca fled from the scene, but police officers managed to catch to him and upon returning to the house he suddenly fell ill. Initial reports from the scene indicated that Nwokoca, who was a suspected drug dealer, died on the scene after suffering from possible cardiac arrest. Foreign nationals in the area, however, dispute this version of events, saying that Nwokoca died after he was severely assaulted by police. IPID spokesperson, Moses Dlamini, says a post-mortem will be carried out tomorrow to determine the cause of death. According to Dlamini, they will then decide whether to investigate Nwokocha’s death.