The police have charged a Nigerian man Ofon Phillip Idiong, 22, for killing his friend, Brian Njoku, who is 22-yrs-old too.
The deceased owed the suspect $40 (N15k) and had reportedly tried to pay via an online banking platform. But the money kept reversing into his account.
According to reports, “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, Houston Police Department patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the crime scene. And so, found Brian suffering from gunshot wounds.
They administered first aid and quickly rushed him to Memorial Hermann Hospital. But the doctors pronounced him dead.
The suspect initially fled the scene but returned. So, Houston police detectives interviewed him. They subsequently charged him for his role in Njoku’s death.
The Houston Police Department wrote in a statement posted on its website: “We have filed charges against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 8811 Gustine Lane that occurred about 10:30 pm. on Monday (September 7).
“The suspect, Ofon Phillip Idiong (b/m, 22), is charged with murder in the 337th State District Court. A booking photo of Idiong is attached to this news release.
“The victim, Brian Njoku, 22, was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
“The security guard stated that prior to the shooting Njoku and another man were overheard arguing in front of the apartment.” the statement read.