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Friday, November 30, 2012

Nigerian basketball player shot dead 'after trying to rob a home in Texas'

29 year old Chinedu Onyeuku, a former D'Tigers of Nigeria player, was shot dead in an alleged botched burglary in a home in Texas on November 21.

Police say Chinedu, who played for the Nigerian team that qualified for this year's Olympic Games in London, was trying to break into a home on Rio Grande Street in Plano, Texas with an accomplice when he was shot dead by the home owner.

Chinedu and another individual allegedly entered the house by breaking the glass patio door. The home owner shot Chinedu, killing him instantly, while his accomplice escaped.



The Nigeria Basketball Federation posted a statement saying that the 29-year-old athlete played basketball for the team that qualified for the London 2012 Olympics. However, Onyeuku was not on the Olympic roster and did not actually compete.

The statement reads: 'His passion for playing with D’Tigers was deep-seated and he will be greatly missed. The federation joins his family and team mates to mourn a departed son, father, husband and great patriot

137 comments:

Anonymous said...

He's not here to defend himself. What if he went to collect money he was owed and the debtor decided to frame him? They need to investigate :(

PRINCE CHARMING said...

Should I say it serves him right or R.I.P? Well,without any sentiments I think he got what he deserves. From professional sportsman to a burglar? How sad!!

Sexily Endowed said...

He is α fool to reason robbering, wtf was he thinkin? Smhhhhhhh

Value blogging said...

Exercise is an art as well as the income that can become skillful jobs for people and dogs to reach the target

ZOELANDA!!! said...

Too bad! Bet y will u try robbing in texas? They have license to have weapons for pete's sake! God be with you.

Anonymous said...

I am yet to understand what could have prompted a young, vibrant man into such an act. I want to believe there is more to this.

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace broda!

Anonymous said...

Incomplete story.

laposh said...

What a shame

Anonymous said...

Speechless, sad 4 d boy & angry he gave us a bad name ouside. 4 Godsake ma interview 4 US visa is jus nxt wk, hope dey dnt deny me coz of dis...

Anonymous said...

Okay, I am officially confused now. Is there more to it?

Anyafuluugo ja ugo mma said...

If the guy was actually shot dead while trying 2 rob a house, the it is really a shame. someone with such a promising future. i weep 4 his family, anyway.

Anonymous said...

hmm do i smell a rat somewhere///?or is it my nose that is just playing pranks...pls police find out what this ambitious cute dude did oo abeg...a dead man cannot defend himself an he?

Anonymous said...

hmm do i smell a rat somewhere///?or is it my nose that is just playing pranks...pls police find out what this ambitious cute dude did oo abeg...a dead man cannot defend himself an he?

Anonymous said...

Hw true is this. What a sad story. RIP

Anonymous said...

them sure say d guy go tif abi dem just kill am, all dis oyibo people wey hate blacks and a Nigerian for that mata! mssstchew!

Seyi Etaje said...

Is this one not home trouble? Why be say na him d bullet catch! And he had a promising career o! Hmmmn

Anonymous said...

IT IS NOT TRUE,HOW CAN THEY KILL ONE AND ONE ESCAPE.HE HAS A GOOD JOB HOW CAN HE HAVE DONE THAT LIES.

@drippingwet02 said...

Dis guy just wasted his life. Wateva happened to workin hard for ur money? anyways sha rip

Anonymous said...

dat's live,he want to be a milonia by allmins,, wel, may his soul R.I:P.

Anonymous said...

LIE am sure this dude was not trying to rob the house,the shooter must have something going on or maybe it was a mistake he shot the dude and don't want to face the court

Anonymous said...

fake story how can someone like this with a future, go rob a house without a gun..

Anonymous said...

More like a great thief

Anonymous said...

Like seriously, that's it?

Anonymous said...

what a shame

Anonymous said...

Linda there may be more to this o.

Anonymous said...

wat the hell!!! why cnt he gt a job dan robbing a home!!!

Anonymous said...

Were they going to steal or wat? Hhmm RIP

Anonymous said...

Bet why rob??? Sad...RIP.

Walter said...

Yet another blotch on the international integrity of our country

Anonymous said...

Chai

Anonymous said...

Im not happy. See this fine guy and naija hero as he allowed greed and desperation over take him. God have mercy.

Anonymous said...

Wot must have prompted to young man to theft????????

Anonymous said...

eeeeeyaaa.....may his soul rest in peace...9ja go miss u ooo

somadina obi said...

Great Patriot.....u fink say na Naija u dey? May God forgive you...so Ūя Rest will RIP

Queen Bee said...

He try!at least he will meet his colleagues in the robbers lounge' on the oda side!!.......

Must he rob??..dats how dey keep giving Nigerians bad name abroad!....

Anonymous said...

hmmmm,

does it mean nigeria didnt pay this guy? i guess so but that shouldnt have led him to steal...

In peace, rest

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Its quite unfortunate, may his soul rest in peace.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

LORENA said...

The wages of sin is death, too bad u got ur judgement here on earth. RIP

Anonymous said...

ILL BLISS WOULD NOT BE PROUD

Anonymous said...

oh no!he thought he was in Nigeria, he forgot he was in yankee where almost everybody has a gun.Is it by force to be in yankee let everyone who is there pretending to us in Nigeria all is well but they engage in evil act learn from this young man's experience.
RIP is all I can say.

MJ said...

Great patriot!?! He was trying to rob na!!!!

Anonymous said...

That is how they kill our bwoiz and then tag dem wit unwholesome false accusations,God is watching america in 3D.

Anonymous said...

CHAI!! WHY DO NIGERIAN BOYS COME HERE AND LOOSE IT ALL! WHERE DID ALL UR VALUES GO? THEY COME TO THE U.S AND BECOME SOMTHNG ELSE! WHAT IS REALLY GOIN ON?

Anonymous said...

Somtin fishy sha , either he owed alot or dem set am up , abi as a basket ball player wit wife nd kid u go stil risk ur life tif 4 obodo oyinbo . na way oo

Anonymous said...

i dont believe their story...i hope its nt a case of racism.RIP poor soul

Anonymous said...

But why did he go ​​A̶̲̥̅̊₪D̶̲̥̅̊ rob....sad sad sad

Adolite said...

There is more to the story....If he is white guy they wouldn't concluded yet..I am in America and i know how it is here...

Warri Girl said...

Patriot that was killed in a robbery, na wa.

Anonymous said...

Nd dey 4got 2 add 'great thief' 2, see hw dey r tarnishing our image all ova d world. Go carry medal giv am naa, great patriot indeed! person wey no fit represent im country positively nd to think he's kind of a public figure at dat. Ndi uchu! Mtchwww

Anonymous said...

what a waste of a young,handsome and promising mans life...

qarrym said...

Dis guy wnt τ̅☺ tell м̤̣̲̣̥̈̇ε̲̣̣̣̥ dat †̥ђe̶̲̥̅ money he is earnin is nt enough for him

Anonymous said...

What on earth wld have prompted him to robbery???

Anonymous said...

He went to coLlect money they owe him and they shut him?Odiegwu!
This proves dat just cos someone looks responsible does not always mean they r.
What a way to die! As far as I am concerned this has no comparison to Aluu4! They r damn innocent! So fuck d sarcasm!

Anonymous said...

WTF are you saying sexily endowed? ROBBERING!!! Huh? See ur mouth like olodo endowed.

Anonymous said...

we dont know if it`s true or not it really need to investigsted,r.i.p to him all the same

Anonymous said...

Okoro boy, don't know if they cursed Igbo ppl with crimes!

Anonymous said...

Our Igbo brothers, na so so crime...hiss

myra said...

@sexily endowed. Did u say "robbering" lmao. Go back 2 'brighter grammar'. Anyway sad news expecially as he is a husband nd father. RIP

Anonymous said...

Igbo men are the biggest criminals anyways so no surprise there! Horrible mannerless, wicked tribe!

nwa nna said...

My condolences to his family. Texas is the wrong state to try breaking into a house, it's one of the states in the U.S that citizens have the right to bear arms & that they do.

galore said...

chaaaii...In Ghanians Voice....."Thank GOD,,I am not a NigeriA"........hehehehe

Anonymous said...

Lies,why will he want to steal?a prominent basket baller for that matter.there is more to this.Rip

samuel DUNDUN Jr. ACA said...

There is more to this story, is there a prior relationship between the deceased and the killer? If any, what were the issues at hand before this unfortunate incidence?
I have a strong conviction that this dude was murdered.
Anyway, rest in peace dude... May Almighty God grant his entire family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. Gone too soon!

Gidi Girl said...

Even if he was not trying to 'rob the house' going to a house in Texas without using the front door is a suicide mission ooo! Them ppls dont play!!!

Ada said...

Sad story all around.

Anonymous said...

@Prince Charming i can see you are part of the Nigerians who talk without thinking. There is always 2 sides to a story so no matter how a story is told from one side you don't judge until you hear the other side and if for any reason you don't get to hear the other side then you leave the story and don't pass judgement. It is said that when a fool keeps his silence he is counted as wise. Proverbs 17:28

Anonymous said...

Proof Please

Anonymous said...

I don't believe this story... anyone on this blog who has already condemned him is no different from those who killed those boys in aluu...the same mind set.

Anonymous said...

Police were dispatched to a reported burglary in the 1500 block of Rio Grande Drive around 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21. When police arrived, Onyeuku, 29, was found shot and was pronounced dead at the scene.

“It’s a pretty complicated investigation,” said Tilley. “The delay was based on a lot of critical information and evidence that needed to be gathered.”

It appears there is cover up somewhere. The story is NOT TRUE. He was not a "robber".

This is simply a result of keeping bad company.

Dallas is a VERY RACIST TOWN.

Baby The Sybarite said...

A lot of Nigerians do this in the U.S to make ends meet. I actually know someone that confided in me that he used to rob people when he was abroad becos he didnt have.

Its just an unfortunate incident. Stealing can never be justified.

Anonymous said...

a great father son and patriot who was breaking into someone's home?

Anonymous said...

Lemme just tell you guys, its legal to shoot anybody trespassing on ur land in texas. So don't go waka waka on somebody elses lawn, they will shoot ur ass and be right with the law.

Anonymous said...

Do not mess with Texas, it is legal to own a firearm, and breaking into someone's home for that matter. Rip chinedu!

Anonymous said...

Ermmm.. Tx has laws allowing homeowners to shoot intruders. Question is what was he doing there?

Anonymous said...

he died at point of duty....

Anonymous said...

Incomplete story

hmm said...

WHAT HE DID WAS BAD. I'm not sure why i feel so sorry for him. you dont go robbing others especially not in racist texas where they kill mexicans and blacks on a regular and typically get away with it. I feel so bad for his family. sad

Ey said...

What a shame! What prompted this guy to act in such manner? If truly he was a burgley then that serves him right. Food for tought- " we shouldd be contended with the little we have". And for the federal govt saying he wasn't on the olympic roaster? So f*cking what? But he was amoung the D-Tigers?

CHRIS said...

The other one escaped?...what a story! Sad he's no more to defend himself but i cannot buy the fake made up story that this young talented and professional man could have tried to break into a house. Only God can judge. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Ibo pple again....#runsaway

Anonymous said...

there's more to this story, am sure he didnt just go to rob someone with a reputation like dat, i mean this guy's a professional player, am sure he's got some money of his own, they just decided to protect one of their own and framed a robbery on him, rather than facing an unjustified shooting

Bamidele Adetayo said...

Texas? Wrong place to carry out such crazy act. Though I knw them to be hostile to blacks so they need just a ill reason to use their license to shoot. If its true though! Let him rest in hell for soilin dis country even more

Anonymous said...

What do you mean how could one have been killed and the other escaped? How is that not logical? But seriously though, robbing in trigger-happy Texas? That's not smart at aaaaalllll

Anonymous said...

Only God knows wat happened

Anonymous said...

Dis is just another panther story.dat dude has done nothin wrong, he was. Killed and dey have to give it a name, ROBERY! Absolute bullshit somethings will never change!.

Anonymous said...

I don't belive dis story Nigerian ambassdor should go investigate dis matter

Anonymous said...

Exactly!!!

Anonymous said...

Sad.. I remember him so well cos I followed their game during the olympic game.. We shouldn't jump into conclusion yet till we get the full detail of the story..

http://meenahz.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Big lie.. America and their conspiracy theories!

Anonymous said...

People, so after the Aluu insidence you still have not learnt to stop jumping into conclusion. There are multiple sides to every story so don't be in a hurry to call someone you don't know names. Let's see how the story unfolds. There are so many false accusations of black guys especially in the US. This story does not add up. Saying that I smell a rat is an understatement; I smell a skunk

Anonymous said...

Another black man shot dead and a Nigerian to booth. Robbery my a**!!!

Get the so called partner and investigate the Sh**!!!

If it were a Caucasian involved investigations would have started.

You all stop this crap with bad mouthing Nigeria/ns.

Anayo said...

My Igbo brothers. The only thing they know is robbery and rituals. God will help us.

Anayo said...

my Igbo brothers. The only thing they know is rituals and robbery. God help us.

Jay O said...

I saw this news yesterday and I still dont believe it. I went and read through the guy's twitter, saw his facebook page, and this was clearly a man who loved his family, especially his sons. One of his last tweets was at his little boy's football game. Being in the developmental league, even though they dont pay much, he had a job and they pay enough to take care of bills. He wasnt armed either!

I dont know him, but I do know the real story will eventually come out, regarding whose house it was, and the person that was supposedly with him. What we will see is that it was someone he knew, and that it wasnt a robbery.

May God comfort his sons, and the rest of his family.

Anonymous said...

Stupid igbo people just like to disgrace nigeria with their idiocracy..kmtt its just a shame.

Anonymous said...

If this wasn't a case of robbery, then the accomplice would have come forward.

Anonymous said...

Plano Police Officer David Tilley has confirmed that Chinedu Onyeuku was shot and killed by a resident after Onyeuku allegedly smashed a glass patio door and entered the Plano residence.

Police were dispatched to a reported burglary in the 1500 block of Rio Grande Drive around 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21. When police arrived, Onyeuku, 29, was found shot and was pronounced dead at the scene.

“It’s a pretty complicated investigation,” said Tilley. “The delay was based on a lot of critical information and evidence that needed to be gathered.”

It appears more of a case of keeping BAD COMPANY and hanging out at the WRONG Place and Time !!!

The guy is not a THIEF!

Dallas is a known racist Town !!

Anonymous said...

i'm not saying its right to kill someone, but, he was attempting to rob according to the info. If i were in that situation i will pull the trigger as well... not every death is unjustified like the ALUU incident!

Anonymous said...

You are not a nigerian yet u had d guts to speak ill of a tribe in Nigeria in another post? Tsheeeew u have a problem!

Anonymous said...

Prince ugly! Abi wetin u call ur self? Don't believe all u read....... May his soul RIP there most be more to it.

Anonymous said...

Take your misery to another blog. Its people like you that give this blog bad image and deter others from commenting. Linda is igbo in case you don't know ok. Wonder why she even posted your comment.
Linda, stop posting all these racists comments. That's why most enlightened people prefer bella naija. Comments are usually focused on the topic and people give constructive criticisms.

Anonymous said...

I don't know why some people daft, can't some peeps think, there's no enough evidence yet, and yet some pple yaning dust say he thief, stupid unlucky nigerian like una, person with such a promising career, I wonder if some of una sabi read sef. God continue to save us from all dis fucking Racist, same thing happened to a 19 year old dude in FL, shot someone bcos he was playing loud in the car wtf.

Anonymous said...

Abeg Anayo, don't talk like that. It's obvious that the dude is not a thief. Where is the proof that he stole something from the house? Let them show the freaking evidence. His family better asked the police to investigate this shady story.

Anonymous said...

nice Gucci hat...thats all i see..lol

Dinho said...

I feel for his family, esp wife and kids. just wondering would push him to robbery..

Anonymous said...

Aluu's 5th abi. Wake up!

Anonymous said...

the guy was not in that house to rob am very sure, i have lived in that area before

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately d guy can't tell us wat rili went down! RIP. Very unfortunate, promising young man.

Blogtoto said...

If the shooter's a married man,they want to look in to his wife's activities...she may have been having an affair with my Naija brother

Blogtoto said...

If truly there was an accomplice or even a robbery in the 1st place?

Anonymous said...

I believe der is more 2 dis dan meets d eyes, afta all he's nt here 2 defend himsef. Der4 don't be in a hurry 2 condemn him. Angelic.

Anonymous said...

This story is totally incomplete and a total lie. This should not be swept under the carpet and Linda why u com use this kinda picture sef!

laitan said...

dere is more 2 dis ish dan wat meets d eyes,am too sure of it,its so easy 2 condemn a dead man cuz he cant defend any allegations against him plus,he can b dat broke as 2 burgle 4 heaven's sake,he is a pro bball player.

Anonymous said...

Don't mess with Texas

Anonymous said...

It is very sad...some of my relations have gone to the wake this evening

Anonymous said...

The story sounds hollow and incomplete, would love to hear the accomplices side of the story.

abi omojola said...

I lived in Houston(Texas)for 6months where I had my baby and I didn't realise or felt any danger there,although I read the dailies frequently where I saw drive-by shooting etc Nigerians(ibos in particular)i have met,am not being tribalistic make it a habit to soil the country's image(I don't know about this Chinedu and am not insinuating he stole),they will cheat foreigners(even their fellow Nigerian brothers)without any iota of decency.I have been their victim many times,they refused to go back to Nigeria!When they sell items,its most likely fake,if you challenge them,they will claim you did not buy it from them!The most disgusting one was when I went to Switzerland for a holiday with my husband,some ibo boys where trying to con a lady(to think they are yoruba)by speaking yoruba,worst of all with an ibo accent!My husband who lived in California(before we met)heard of Nigerians who actually break in people's homes when owners go to work!one was lucky bc he thought owner was away,when he knocked,owner was sleeping only for him to enter and owner woke up!He was lucky he escaped.My point,although I live in SA now,I plead with the Nigerian govt to beg embassies to avoid all these jobless boys leaving the country,the Nigerian image all over the world has been messed up,it is affecting educated,hard working people like us and even our kids schooling abroad.These ibo boys(only bad ones) all over the world especially in South Africa should be deported back home.These are the same ones abusing Jonathan,Babangida,Alakija etc when they themselves are full blooded Nigerian citizens who are REAl dangerous criminals!RIP Chinedu,his might be a case of frame up etc but other bad eggs are not helping matters anyway.

Anonymous said...

Get da accomplice and interogate him...ther is more to this story.

Anonymous said...

Calm down dey wont deny u coz of dis. have u forgotten Abdul mutalab hehehehehe or all dem fradulent yahoozie boys. It is well

Presh Ogu said...

But whyyyyyyy???????? Smdh!!!!!

Anonymous said...

A lot of people that comment on lindas blog are jobless, students, angry wives, unhappy husbands, jilted spouses, ethnocentric morons! Etc infact this people make up 90% of the bloggers. Its d same in naira land, I think its even worse there but lindas blog is overtaking it. The remaining 10% no still gbadun including me! Just that some Nigerians are more crazy than others.

Anonymous said...

Som lily-livered & mischievous individuals hide unda Ibo names to mk uncommentary remarks. We knw dat tribe dat sends innocent ppl to dia early grave by virtue of dia juju & ritual killings. By dia fruits we knw dem.
B reminded dat ur days ar numbered!

Anonymous said...

Dey ar far beta dan ur lazy & diabolic Yoruba tribe dat reaps wia dey do nt sow!

Anonymous said...

Just like ur Yoruba tribe tarnishes Nigeria image with dia juju & ritual killings!

Anonymous said...

A waste product of Juju Infested Tribe of Yoruba commenting...

BLOGLORD said...

Christmas is around the corner. nna bros wanted to show back in naija as a bigger boy. too much money things but unfortunately.......

Anonymous said...

Please I never wanted to comment but cos of your last comment. Its not a must u comment on every post but always reason and tink bf you comment. Tanks

Anonymous said...

Did I hear someone say Roberring? 21 Gun Salute... U must really be Sexily & Grammatically
ENDOWED....nice 1 keep it up...

Anonymous said...

this story is not believable. am sure dere is more to ds. Igbo ppl dont steal, dey work 4 dia money.

Jay O said...

Abi you stayed in texas for 6 mths, you didnt live there please stop bringing in tribalistic nonsense! When people are talking about living somewhere, its people like you that will talk. Houston is a good 3 hrs drive from Dallas, so why bring it up? I've lived in the US most of my life, and seen the bad among both Igbo and Yoruba folks. My friend's bro who was deported for odu was yoruba. My friend's relative who got in trouble for same thing was Igbo.

Anonymous said...

The is notin 2 it...Just sad dat u choose to break into someones house....for ur info dat not naija.. So wat eva case u ave wit somone settle at law court dan take laws into ur hand.... Else ud b R.I.P..

Glam File said...

This story is incredible, surely there's more it but its unfortunate the dead can't speak. Another Aluu setting...

Anonymous said...

I live in Dallas and I am sure it wasn't a robbery incident, we live in a redneck city where blacks are still seen as dogs. I hope the Dallas police department will investigate this case and unfold the mysterious loss of a this wasted talent.

Anonymous said...

Dats right broh

Anonymous said...

hmm

Anonymous said...

@7:46, gbam! U just gave a precise defination of a typical Igbo...