A tragedy which struck in Johannesburg, South Africa on Sunday May 20th reportedly claimed the life of a 36-year-old Nigerian man, Christopher Omoike, as it was gathered that he jumped to his death from the ninth floor of a building while trying to evade arrest.
Nigerian Consul-General, Godwin Adama, who confirmed the incident said that the Nigerian man who had a fight with his Nigerian babymama, tried evading arrest after the police turned up. On arrival at the apartment, Adama 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.
“We were told that the previous night, Christopher had been very worried because he was having challenges with the Nigerian lady that had a baby for him and seized her phone. He reportedly beat the lady up later that night in a struggle over the phone, injuring her. On the basis of this, the roommate, Oscar, as part of his testimony, took her to the police station to make a report about the fact that she was battered… and based on this, the police were invited,” he said.
Adama disclosed that the South African police officers told him they did not do anything to Christopher that would have warranted Omoike to jump to his death to avoid arrest when they got to his apartment, as he also added that Christopher’s South African girlfriend who was with him that night, said he had threatened to kill himself if the police came to arrest him and that he made good his threat.
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.”