Police arrested a Nigerian man, aliased Batista, and charged him with murder after he allegedly struck a fellow Nigerian man, Ude, with a brick on his head during a dispute at Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South Africa.
It was gathered that Ude had allegedly stood surety for Batista to borrow money from some people but he reneged on the agreement to pay up. However, when pressure became to much on Ude, he approached Batista to honor the agreement, hence the fight.
Batista is expected to appear before the Kempton Park Magistrates Court today, where he will face a murder charge. The incident happened on Monday, just before 7pm. .
Video footage of the incident went viral on social media on Tuesday, where the duo are seen having a verbal and a physical confrontation, before the suspect allegedly strikes the deceased with a brick in the head. .
The incident happened in front of police officers, who had been trying to calm the situation down as the men squabbled. The victim died at the Arwyp Hospital just after 3pm, on Tuesday. [Swipe to view snapshots from the fight]