A Nigerian based in South Africa Onyehani Dumkele, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of an upcoming South-African music artist Shaun Douglas Chabalala.
Dumkele was found guilty of luring the artist and his friend Given Mzamane to an apartment in East Pretoria through a fake luxury camera advertisement sometime in May 2018, according to MSN.
“Upon entering the apartment, the victims were attacked by a group of men, and Chabalala succumbed to injuries and was declared dead at the scene,” spokesperson of the South African Police Service Daniel Mavimbela said.
Mavimbela further said Chabalala and Mzamane had about R14,000 cash on them at the time of the ambush.
The friend of the artist told the court that he barely managed to escape after he witnessed two men who had participated in the robbery lift Chabalala up from the ground and throw him out of the window from the same apartment.
Dumkele, who was arrested 15 months after the murder, blamed the act on his friend, Obienna Ofoegbuliwe, another Nigerian who is currently on the run after he was bailed with R3000 following his initial arrest.
He was convicted by a Pretoria Magistrate Court which also handed him additional 15-year and 12-month separate sentences.