Nigerian Man Gunned Down by Indonesia Police for Resisting Arrest

An alleged Nigerian drug smuggler was shot dead after resisting arrest in Tanah Tinggi, Central Jakarta on Wednesday.

The Indonesian police on Wednesday has gunned down a Nigerian, Douglas Hope Onyebuchi, aka Kabaka, in Tanah Tinggi, Central Jakarta.

According to Jakarta Police Chief Insp. Gen. M. Iriawan Douglas was a suspect in a drug smuggling case in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta.

According to him, the police worked with the Directorate General of Customs and Excise to track Onyebuchi and his Indonesian wife Yani Andriani. They were suspected to have smuggled a package containing two kilograms of methamphetamine from Guangzhou, China into the country.

“Some drugs were shipped from Guangzhou, disguised in pairs of sandals. We later followed the shipment to Jl. Cengkir Raya in Kelapa Gading,” said Iriawan.

The police said Andriani was seen watching the package be placed inside one of the rooms in the dorm house. “We watched her for two days until we concluded that she was a suspect.”

The police then proceeded to arrest Andriani. Further investigations led them to Jl. Maladewa in Tanah Tinggi, where Kabaka was reportedly hiding.

“During his arrest, he fought back and tried to grab one of the officers’ guns. Therefore, we had no choice but to take him down,” he said.

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