Ex-Nigerian Basketballer, Chinedu Onyeku Shot Dead In Alleged US Burglary

Story by Osaremen Ehi James/Nigeriafilms.com
Last Updated: Friday, November 30, 2012

Reports say that a former basketballer with the Nigerian national basketball team, D'Tigers, Chinedu Onyeku, was shot dead in a failed burglary in that happened in Texas, USA on November 21, 2012.

The 29 years old former player was alleged to have broken into a residence on Rio Grande street, Plano with another person, who is now being tracked by the police. Chinedu was said to have been shot death by their alleged house burglary victim.

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBF) has released a statement on the death of Chinedu, who played a role in Nigeria's qualification in the 2012 London Olympics but didn't make the team.

"[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," part of the reads.

It is still unclear if his remains will be flown to Nigeria for burial.

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11/30/2012 3:57:50 AM
I have never heard of him nor do i know him...but rip sha. but if you were killed due to thieving i dont know if you will rip o.
i'm confused
Omalicha Nwa
11/30/2012 6:29:49 AM
did the article say that he was robbed in his place n killed or he went to rob pple n was killed??? if so, y is he robbing folks? for crying out loud, an average american has a firearm at home bc it is legal. y he play like that? na wa ooo
Hey Omalicha Nwa...
11/30/2012 8:19:39 AM
I smell a rat. And, until his alleged accomplice is found, the story is incomplete!
12/1/2012 10:42:10 AM
who released the nonsense statements so bcos he played for one failed team lik that d USA and joined robbery GEJ shld declare public holiday for him getting shot to death..mtcheww
NO RIP 4 him if ....
11/30/2012 4:03:35 AM
4 me, if the dude went for some house raking ( thieving) and got shot then he should die again. No RIP
11/30/2012 4:49:15 AM
why waste ur life, when u have a beautiful career, its a pity
He deserve it.
Taiwo Idowu NY.
11/30/2012 11:51:29 AM
According to the article,this man and his friend went to rob someone at their residence in Texas and during the robbery,he was sho dead and his accomplice fled and you think this useless man deserve sympathy?>Well think about this.This guy and his pathner in crime could have killed the occupant or occupants in the house,but through bad luck,the owner or whoever in that house fired and bingo ,one of the robbers is dead.Kudos to the owner of the house for putting a stop to one of these robberies that happen once every ten minutes in the US.This guy left Nigeria for a better life in the US.Is robbing people to make a living a better life?.Texas is one of the states that allow a law abiding citizens to carry a conceal firearm and if you try to rob somebody,you might be praying for your death.He gets what he deserve.It could have been the other way around,but thank god the robber get killed.One more thief the world don't have to worry about.Are the rest of you robbers listening?.One day ,you will rob the wrong person and your head will be blown off clean.Hasa la vista baby.This guy look like a drug addict looking for a hit.The police should now go after his accomplice and bring him or her to justice.We hard working people in US and around the world are tired of robbers trying to take our s**tt for nothing.Don't mess with Texas.I hope the shooter is an NRA member.
nah wah
11/30/2012 12:10:47 PM
Haba!! nah thief the guy be? nah wao!
hate the US
11/30/2012 11:28:48 PM
One of the reasons why i hate and will always hate the US. You do not kill people cos they are criminals or whatever. There should have a more sophisticated option as one of the well off nations. Though, if the story is true then he was not a great patriot as reported in the article.
Taiwo idowu NY
12/1/2012 3:27:05 PM
Stay wherever the hell you are.Nobody wants you here if you are lawless.You will find out US is the safest country on earth to live if you are a law abiding citizen.But if you come here to be a criminal,the same fate that befell him is waiting for you.Leave your criminal behavior and mind in Naija.Come to the US get a good education and work hard,the sky is the limit.You rob the wrong person,you might get your head blown off clean.Got it?.I think so.
nah wah
12/1/2012 6:07:44 AM
haba fine bros like you engaging yourself in robbing,anyway shall rest in peace,family please take hrt.
vanity upon vanity
Destiny E. Golden
12/10/2012 5:01:39 AM
May God have mercy on you

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