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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

@Sadnews : Man jumps from 9 storey building to his death to evade arrest in South Africa


Man jumps from 9 storey building to his death to evade arrest in South Africa
A 36-year-old Nigerian, Christopher Omoike reportedly jumped off the 9th floor of his apartment only to his death in Johannesburg, South Africa to avoid been arrested by the police.
It was reported that, the ordeal occurred when the police arrived his apartment to pick him up following a complaint by a Nigerian woman who had a baby for him.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria’s Consul General in Johannesburg, Godwin Adama, has visited the scene of the incident on the invitation of the police to ascertain the cause of the incident. He (Adama) noted that his visit was informed by the message he got noting that a Nigerian had committed suicide.
Adama on arrival at the apartment, he was told that, in the previous night, Omoike had been very worried because he was having some challenges with a Nigerian lady who had a baby for him. Man jumps from 9 storey building to his death to evade arrest in South Africa
“He had seized the lady’s phone but later that night, they met and she was struggling to get back the phone. He beat her with a bottle or whatever.
“On the basis of this, the roommate, Oscar, in his testimony, said he took her to the police station to make a report that she was battered and was bleeding,” Adama said
In addition, Adama noted that Omoike’s South African girlfriend said that Omoike had earlier told her that he would kill himself should the police come.
Adama said the police invited him apparently to establish the fact that they did not take any action other than the invitation by his fellow Nigerian, that would have warranted Omoike to jump to death to avoid arrest.
The Consul General further disclosed the police was carrying out autopsy to establish the cause of Omoike’s death “after which the Independent Police Investigation Directorate will hand over the case to another department for further investigation.”

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