Nigerian man arrested for murdering his compatriot over $40 (N15k) in Houston

A 22-year-old man , Ofon Phillip Idiong, has been charged by the 337th State District Court, Houston, for the murder of his 22-year-old friend, Brian Njoku.

According to a close source, the deceased was owing the suspect $40(N15k) and had been trying to pay via an online banking platform but the money kept reversing into his account .

“Ofon picked up Brian and they went to a mutual friend’s house at 8811 Gustine Lane, to watch a basketball match on Monday, September 7,2020.The suspect asked for his money but Brian tried to explain the situation. An argument ensued and Ofon brought out a gun and shot him .”

According to City of Houston News, HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the crime scene and found Brian suffering from gunshot wounds . They administered first aid and quickly rushed him to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect initially fled the scene , but returned and was interviewed by the Houston police detectives . He was subsequently charged for his role in Njoku’s death. 📸 COHN

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