Hope James

A 38-year-old Nigerian man, Bolanle Fadairo, who is based in the U.S, has been arrested by the police in Houston for allegedly shooting his best friend, a fellow Nigerian to death and then leaving the victim’s two-year-old son to die out of suffocation in car.

The suspect who was arrested on Wednesday, September 21, has been charged with two counts of murder and one count of tampering with evidence in connection with the death of 38-year-old Michael Essien and his son.

Fadairo has been accused of shooting Essien multiple times after an argument outside a strip center in the 5500 block of El Camino Del Rey and Chimney Rock on Tuesday, September 20.

In a press release by the Houston Police Department, it was discovered that the victim met Fadairo at the location and the two spoke briefly, even argued before he then shot the victim. Investigators say Fadairo admitted that he had known Essien for about 30 years.

Fadairo then allegedly entered Essien’s black Chevrolet Traverse and fled the scene with the boy in a car seat in the third row of the SUV.

Officers say they found the SUV about 7:10 p.m, they br@ke the vehicle’s window and found the 2-year-old victim unresponsive inside.

The cause of de@th of the boy has yet to be determined. Police suspect the boy d#ed from heat exhaustion, according to the probable cause statement.

In a statement to the police, Fadairo admitted to shooting Essien, stating that Essien owed him money, and claims he had no knowledge of the boy in rear seat.

He also admitted to deleting incriminating text messages off his cellphone between himself and Essien.