- A young Nigerian graduate, Alexander Nwogu, who finished with great honour from Virginia Tech was killed on Monday, October 5
- The DC Police have put out a $25,000 (N9,575,000) reward, asking people to come forward and provide details that could help in locating the murderers
- Nwogu's friend, Will Ventura, has created a GoFundme account to cater for his funeral expenses
A 23-year-old Nigerian graduate, Alexander Nwogu, was shot dead in upper NW DC on Monday, October 5 by unknown gunmen.
Nwogu finished from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University also known as Virginia Tech five months ago.
According to Bruce Lesha, an American reporter who made the news known on Twitter, the Nigerian just got a job at Ernst and Young.
The man was murdered around 1:30 am at a Shell gas station of Connecticut Avenue. Will Ventura, his friend, said that that the late Nigerian was a very “hardworking and caring” person, WUSA9 reports.
The DC Police have, however, said though full details of this death are at the moment sketchy, Nwogu was transacting at the station when he was gunned down
The police have, therefore, given out details of the likely suspect as they asked people with details of his murder to come forward as there is a $25,000 (9,575,000) reward.
His friend has set up a GoFundMe account for his funeral expenses with a $15,000 (N5,745,000) mark. As at the time of writing this report, the sum of $10,246 (N3,924,218) has been donated.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that three former Minneapolis police officers were charged over the death of George Floyd, the black American that was killed.
Also, Derek Chauvin, a former officer who had already been charged with third-degree murder in the case, will now be charged with second-degree murder. This was disclosed by Senator Amy Klobuchar in a tweet on Wednesday, June 3.
They were slammed with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter. Their names were given as Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane.
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