A Nigerian, Jelili Omoyele, 35-year-old cellular phone technician, was shot dead in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Omoyele, a.k.a Ja Rule and native of Ibadan, Oyo State, was killed at a parking lot at Doornfontein, Gauteng Province.

It was gathered that the deceased and the son of the caretaker of a parking lot had an argument over an unpaid R300 (N11,400) rent.

The deceased was said to have decided to leave his car in the parking lot till Monday because he had no money to pay, but the caretaker’s son shot him on his way out of the building.

Omoyele gave up the ghost a few minutes later.

President of the Nigeria Union, South Africa,  Adetola Olubajo, who confirmed the killing of  Omoyele, said a murder docket has been opened at Jeppe police state near Johannesburg while the case has been forwarded to the union’s legal adviser, Omoreige Ogboro, for a follow-up.

The Nigeria Union President also said the incident had been reported to the Nigerian Mission in South Africa.

“We implore the mission to give necessary support to the union in order to ensure that justice is served.

“Omoyele is survived by a pregnant wife also in South Africa and his parents in Nigeria,” he said.

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