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Sunday, 21 February 2016
Nigerian man kills ex-wife, commits suicide in US
A Nigerian, Muhammadu Igomigoh, living in the United States has killed the mother of his two children and committed suicide afterward.
According to Baltimore County Police, the killing occurred on Tuesday.
Forty-nine-year-old Igomigoh, a security guard, was said to have shot his Nigerian estranged wife, 44-year-old Nnenna Ogbonna, a licensed nurse and then killed himself following an alleged dispute over money.
According to police report, Igomigoh visited Ogbonna’s home at 700 block of Nothrop Lane on the day of the incident and the two had argued over finances.
Igomigoh, who had a licensed gun as a security guard, shot Nnenna and then turned the gun on himself.
The Baltimore Police said they were called shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday to the apartment.
They said they found the two Nigerians suffering from gunshot wounds and were later declared dead at the scene.
Police said the handgun Igomigoh used was legally registered to him. Igomigoh also had a carry permit for the gun, which he used in his employment as a security guard.
At the time of the incident, the couple had separated following reported irreconcilable differences over finances and infidelity.
“A Nigerian man from Delta State killed his wife an Igbo lady in Baltimore around 12pm/1pm and shot himself as well in the presence of his mother-in-law and 4-month-old child.”