A Nigerian rapper, Nicholas Ebanehita Ogbeifun has been arrested over his connection to the murder of another Nigerian national in Johannesburg, South Africa.
It was reported that the deceased Nigerian identified simply as Ajence was shot and killed assassination style at a petrol station on Central Avenue, in the Kempton Park area, Gauteng, on Monday, January 3.
The deceased, Ajence
The gangland-style execution led to a police chase and a deadly shoot-out that resulted in the death of two other Nigerian nationals while three others including Ogbeifun, were arrested.
Ogbeifun also known as Nico Dorja is said to be an alleged member of the Neo Black Movement of Africa, an alleged front for Black Axe.
Spokesperson for the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) Grace Langa said Ogbeifun, John Ohami, and Jeda Quadri appeared in the Kempton Park magistrate’s court on Wednesday in connection with the murder of Ajence.
Ipid was called in to investigate after police allegedly killed one of the suspects involved in the murder.
Ogbeifun and his co-accused are expected to appear in the Kempton Park magistrate’s court on Thursday, January 13, 2022, for a bail application.
Nicholas was born in Esan west local government area of Edo state, on september 23, 1983.
He is a graduate of Chemical Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering , University of Benin (UNIBEN)