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Nigerian Man Arrested For Killing His Bestfriend And His Son Over Debt In US

Nigerian Man Arrested For Killing His Bestfriend And His Son Over Debt In US

Nigerian Man Arrested For Killing His Bestfriend And His Son Over Debt In US

Nigerian Man Arrested For Killing His Bestfriend And His Son Over Debt In US

A 38-year-old Nigerian man named Bolanle Fadairo has been detained by Houston police on suspicion of killing his fellow countryman and 30-year friend Michael Essien and abandoning the victim’s 2-year-old son, Micah, to perish in a hot car in the Gulfton neighborhood of southwest Houston.

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After a dispute outside a strip mall in the 5500 block of El Camino Del Rey and Chimney Rock on Tuesday, September 20, Fadairo is charged with shooting 38-year-old Essien to death. Fadairo allegedly confessed to knowing Essien for over 30 years and even used the victim’s address to receive mail, according to investigators.

According to court records, “(Fadairo) alleged the argument started because (Essien) owed him money.” read

The day of the incident, according to the police, Fadairo met with Essien. An altercation that developed between the two men led to Essien being shot by Fadairo, who then fled the scene in Essien’s SUV with the victim’s 2-year-old kid still strapped into a car seat.

Nigerian Man Arrested For Killing His Bestfriend And His Son Over Debt In US

Nearly five hours later, the victim’s wife called the police to report her husband and son were missing. The woman was able to provide information about her husband’s vehicle which led to its discovery roughly 1 mile away from the site of the incident.

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Charging documents said the car was locked, and the windows were rolled up as outdoor temperatures reached 93 degrees. The cause of the boy’s death has yet to be ascertained but it is believed that he died from heat exhaustion.

Nigerian man in the US arrested for killing his bestfriend of 30 years over unpaid debt and and leaving victim?s son to die in a hot car

Nigerian man in the US arrested for killing his bestfriend of 30 years over unpaid debt and and leaving victim?s son to die in a hot car

Nigerian man in the US arrested for killing his bestfriend of 30 years over unpaid debt and and leaving victim?s son to die in a hot car

Essien’s sister, Jessie Okon, shared two other children with his wife, a 5-year-old son, and a 1-week-old baby.

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“Michael never argued with anybody. Michael would take his shirt off and give to others. He gives his last dime to other people. All I need is my brother” Jessie said


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