Nigerian jumps off from fourth floor to avoid arrest, dies

New Delhi: A Nigerian national, allegedly involved in smuggling drugs, died after he jumped off the fourth floor of a building here in a bid to evade arrest, police said on Friday.

Police said the incident occurred on Thursday when a police team, acting on a tip off, raided a flat in Chattarpur area of south Delhi. The deceased was identified as Cyprian Ama Ogbonnaya, while two women, who were also Nigerian nationals, were found in the house and have been arrested, police said.

“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,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police Madhur Verma.

Police recovered 25 kg ‘Ketamine’ drugs valued Rs 20 crore in international market.

“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 drugs,” Verma said.

“The raiding party found three of them were consuming heroin. The women have been arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act,” he added.