“My family needs your support” Christian Obumseli’s brother begs black people to forgive his brother’s derogatory tweets about black women and join them in fight for justice

Christian Toby Obumseli’s older brother, Jeff Obumseli, has appealed to the public to join his family in pursuing justice for his brother.

Jeff stated that his family is outraged by his late brother’s racist tweets about black women. He referred to the tweets as “repulsive.”

However, he noted that his brother’s killer, Courtney Tailor Clenney, is free to move about, drink at a bar, and go about her daily life as his family grieves.

"My family needs your support" Christian Obumseli

He said it’s been a week since his brother was killed and the authorities have made no move to arrest Courtney, instead they concluded that his brother’s murder was “not a crime of violence”.

Friends of Christian Toby Obumseli tried to organise a protest but black women refused to join because of the things Christian said about them before his death.

His brother, Jeff, is now apologising on his brother’s behalf while begging the public to join the fight for justice.

His statement reads: “As a family, we strongly disagree with the ignorant and repulsive tweets from my then-high school aged brother that have recently surfaced. However, the tweets do not diminish our demand for a thorough investigation into Toby’s murder or negate the necessity for justice.

“It’s been a week since my brother was brutally and senselessly killed. Courtney Taylor Clenney’s callous actions have not been met with an ounce of remorse. We’ve seen videos of Courtney kissing her dogs while covered in what we believe to be my brother’s blood and casually getting drinks at a hotel bar days later while my brother lays in the morgue.

“The bottom line is inextricably clear: Courtney is being treated differently because of her privilege as a wealthy white woman. Within 24 hours following Toby’s death, the detective on the case prematurely concluded this was not a crime of violence. But the information provided is deficient and the lack of transparency strongly suggests foul play is involved. Courtney acknowledges that Toby did not have a weapon. She has no injuries to support her story of imminent danger. Additionally, Courtney still has yet to explain exactly what happened leading up to Toby’s murder. We have every reason to believe that his death was the result of unwarranted and unprovoked violence. We want to see that justice is served.

“With family, you may not agree with every action or statement made, but it is my duty to zealously fight for my brother. No family should have to go through what we are experiencing. We have a long legal battle ahead of us to ensure justice is served. I need your support. My family needs your support. We cannot do this without community.

“God bless you all.”

See screnshots of the statement below.

"My family needs your support" Christian Obumseli
"My family needs your support" Christian Obumseli
"My family needs your support" Christian Obumseli

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