Nigerian beauty pageant, 24, shot dead in U.S.

105

Death struck the Nigerian Diaspora community in the United States as 24 year old beauty pageant was shot dead over two weeks ago.

Najeebat Sule a doctorate student, who resides in Philadelphia, U.S., was reportedly shot severally before she died at her parents’ residence.

According to the source, the incident happened on March 12, but the authorities had been quiet over the matter while the police were yet to make any arrests.

Our source said, “Nearly three weeks later, police have not found a motive and have made no arrests, leaving Sule’s family and friends searching for answers.”

Sule emerged second at the Miss Nigeria International in 2019.

A columnist at Philadelphia Inquirer, Jenice Armstrong, said that family relations told her how the deceased died.

Narrating, she said Sule, 24, was being traced by a gunman when she was going home from her friend’s place at about 6 pm on that day.

She was gunned down several times till she passed on, Armstrong said.

“As Sule sat in her car outside her parents’ house in the 8800 block of Frankford Avenue at 5:54 p.m., a gunman approached and shot her multiple times. Authorities rushed her to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 6:27. No arrests have been made,” Armstrong claimed.

Before her death, she had spent some hours with her close friend, Habibat Magaji. “I can’t think of anything that would make anyone want to kill her,” Magaji said.

Sule’s father, Adewale Sule explained that after he heard a gunshot, he emerged from the house just in time to see the suspect fire the last of the shots at his daughter.

“I saw the guy shooting my daughter. He shot the last round and I pursued him,” said the father. “He ran back to his car.”

.

Kindly support the growth of journalism in Nigeria

Reactions to stories published can be sent to us at [email protected]


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *