Nigerian Man Jumps To His Death In S.A To Avoid Arrest
A 36-year-old Nigerian man has jumped to his death from his apartment on the ninth floor of a building in Johannesburg, allegedly in an attempt to avoid arrest.
There are still conflicting accounts about the events that led to the invitation of the police to Christopher Omoike’s apartment but his flatmate, a Nigerian man, and his girlfriend said he was trying to avoid arrest following an alleged violent attack on a Nigerian lady who has a child for him.
The Nigerian Consul-General, Godwin Adama, visited the scene of the incident which occurred on Sunday on the invitation of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID).
He added that Omoike reportedly beat the lady up later that night in a struggle over the phone, injuring her.
Omoike’s South African girlfriend who was with him that night said the 36-year-old told her that if the police came to arrest him, he would kill himself.
An investigation is, however, ongoing into the incident. An autopsy would be carried out by the police to ascertain the cause of death.
“After the autopsy, the Independent Investigative Police Directorate will hand over the case to other police investigators,” Mr Adama said.