The rate at which Nigerians in the U.S are killing each other over one thing or the other is becoming a thing of concern. The Nigerian man who killed his ex-wife in Baltimore, was at war with her because she reported him to the IRS over tax refund fraud.
Jeremiah Sodiq Igomigoh, 49, a former correctional officer and active security guard, shot his estranged ex-wife, Nnenna Laura Ogbonna, 44, and then shot himself afterwards. The tragic incident happened in the Middle River / Essex region in Maryland USA. Baltimore County Police on Wednesday have declared it a murder-suicide.
See below for an in-depth narration on what allegedly led to the unfortunate death of Nnenna Ogbonna who is a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and worked 2 jobs to make ends meet, as reported by a source somewhat close to the deceased who asked to remain anonymous:
“A Nigerian man from
Delta state just killed his wife an Igbo lady in Baltimore yesterday around 12pm/1pm and shot himself as well in the presence of his mother in law and 4month old child. His name is Muhammad. He used to be a Muslim but converted to Christianity and even became a pastor but has been living a double life messing around with other women and having multiple wives as a Muslim is used to.
Just reliably informed that the guy married her here and they both had 2 kids but unknown to her he also has a wife with three kids in Nigeria. The guy had filled for them and she accidentally found out, which was what led to her leaving the guy and renting an apartment in Essex. When the Nigerian family came down to US, the guy was mean enough to relocate to the same complex where Nnenna lives with her own two children and the mother. The problem was that the guy who was a correction officer filed tax late January and used both his three children from the first Nigerian wife plus Nnenna’s first child. That aggravated Nnenna who then reported it to IRS.
IRS then wrote the guy to refund the money or face the consequences. He then now went over to her apartment demanding to speak to her. The end result was what we just heard.
The lady is an Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who worked 2 jobs. One in the same correction facility as the guy and another in a nursing home. Though she was a nurse in Nigeria before coming over to the U.S, but decided to do a quick & accelerated nursing program for one year to get in the system and then take her time to challenge the Registered nurse (RN) Licensure exam. She appears to be in her 30’s…. “
Jeremiah Sodiq Igomigoh is also known as Muhammad Igomigoh. Detectives said that he visited Nnenna’s home Tuesday and the two argued over financial matters. During the altercation, the man who is from Delta State, shot his ex-wife before turning the gun on himself.
WBAL Baltimore said that Police were called shortly before 12:30 PM on Tuesday to the 700 block of Northrop Lane in MIDDLE RIVER, Maryland.
Police said they found two adults suffering from gunshot wounds. They were declared dead at the scene, police said. On Wednesday, police identified the man as Muhammadu S. Igomigoh, 49, and the woman as Nnenna L. Ogbonna, 44.
Baltimore Police also said the handgun Igomigoh used was legally registered to him according to reports. Igomigoh also had a carry permit for the gun, which he used in his employment as a security guard, police said.