Nigerian Man Shot Dead in South Africa over Unpaid Parking Fee

A 35 year old Nigerian man, Jelili Omoleye was on Saturday shot dead in Johannesburg South Africa; Premium Times reports.

The Nigerian man, who was a cell phone technician was said to have been murdered in broad day light at a parking lot at Doornfontein, Gauteng Province of the city.

Speaking from Johannesburg on the telephone, the President of the Nigerian Union in South Africa (Mr Adetola Olubajo) told the News Agency of Nigeria that he had already embarked on a fact-finding mission to the murder scene where he met a witness that confirmed that the murder had been motivated by a dispute between the diseased and the murderer.

According to the witness account, Mr Omoleye disagreed with the son of the caretaker of the parking lot over an unpaid fee of about N11,400. In  spite of the disagreement, the deceased decided to leave his vehicle at the parking lot till next week Monday when he would have the money to pay. Unfortunately, before he could leave the parking lot, he was shot dead by the caretaker’s son.

According to the Nigerian Union’s president, the South African Police is already investigating the crime, even as the legal council of the union is well aware and is considering legal actions. The Nigerian mission in the country has also been informed about the development.

The deceased was prior to his sudden death expecting a new baby with his wife whom he left behind.

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