Nicholas Ogbeifun, a Nigerian rapper, has been charged with the murder of another Nigerian man in South Africa.
According to Nigeriabroad, the Nigerian was slain on Monday last week at a gas station on Central Avenue in the Kempton Park district of Gauteng. A police chase ensued, culminating in a deadly shoot-out.
During the shooting, two Nigerians were killed and three others, including Ogbeifun, were captured.
Grace Langa, a spokeswoman for the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid), said Ogbeifun, John Ohami, and Jeda Quadri appeared in court on Wednesday in connection with the murder of a Nigerian man in Kempton Park.
Ipid was brought in to investigate after one of the murder suspects was purportedly slain by police.
A police captain from Kempton Park SAPS local criminal record centre was driving nearby after the shoot-out when he witnessed the shooting in Central Avenue, opposite a petrol station, at 11:45 a.m. last week Monday, according to the police incident report.
“He tried to chase the vehicle, but they managed to escape. He made a lookout, and he went back to where the person was shot. He called the ambulance, and that person was certified dead by the paramedics and later he was identified as Ajence, a Nigerian national,” Ipid report said.
The officers gave chase while exchanging gunfire with the suspects.
The chase came to an end at the Gillooly’s interchange, where three Nigerian nationals were arrested. A fourth suspect was allegedly found dead next to where the vehicle had come to a halt, according to the police report.
The police report said the body of the deceased suspect was taken to the Germiston mortuary for a postmortem.
Ogbeifun and his co-accused are expected to appear in the Kempton Park magistrate’s court on Thursday, January 13 for a bail application.