A Nigerian man identified as Ofon Phillip Idiong, 22 has been arraigned and charged for killing another Nigerian, his friend Brian Njoku, 22 over a debt of $40 in Houston.
According to reports, Brian was owing $40 (N15,000) and had made several attempts to pay back but network kept on reversing the money back to his account.
The report read:
“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 .”
The Houston Police Department 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.
In a statement the Police department said:
“Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 8811 Gustine Lane that occurred about 10:30 p.m. 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.”