A Nigerian living in India has reportedly jumped to his death while trying to evade arrest for drug related offences.
Reports said that on Thursday, police raided a flat in Chattarpur area of South Delhi where the Nigerian, Cyprian Ama Ogbonnay, lived.
Ogbonnaya, who was alleged to be involved in smuggling heroin and LSD in huge quantity, had in fear of arrest jumped from the fourth floor, dying instantly.
Reports claimed two women, who were also Nigerian nationals, were found in the house and have been arrested.
Police were said to have discovered 25 kg ‘Ketamine’ drugs valued Rs 20 crore (about N1.1bn) in the international market in the flat.
“Sensing trouble after seeing the police party, Ogbonnaya and one of the women tried to jump from the window of the fourth floor in order to escape but the woman was caught while Ogbonnaya succeeded in jumping but got injured.
“He was rushed to AIIMS trauma centre where doctors declared him dead,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Madhur Verma said in India.com report.
“They were smuggling drugs like heroin and LSD in heavy quantity to their contacts in south Delhi and National Capital Region. Ogbonnaya was very popular amongst his customers. Girls too were indulging in smuggling and trading drug.
“The raiding party found three of them were consuming heroin. The women have been arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.”