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Suspected killer of Nigerian arrested in New York

19 June 2013, 12:03

New York - The Police in New York on Tuesday arrested a suspect in connection with the killing of a Nigerian cab driver in the Brownsville area of Brooklyn in downtown New York, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Uro Ama Orji, 54, from Ebonyi, was stabbed in the eye with an umbrella on June 13 by one of the two passengers he was carrying.

The suspect was seen running from the scene of the incident through security camera.

The late Orji was taken to the Brookdale Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead.

The suspect, named as Shamel Allen, 28, of Brooklyn, was charged for manslaughter and possession of weapon.

 He was accused of the stabbing the deceased inside a cab in Brownsville on June 13.

Orji's sister in-law, Chinedum Agwu, described the deceased as `a hard-working Nigerian’ who had been driving cab since he moved to Brooklyn 10 years ago.

 - NAN


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