A Nigerian identified as Emmanuel Christopher Chukwuma has been shot dead in the Philippines during a buy-bust operation at a hotel in Bagong Ilog in Pasig City, by the Phillippines National Police Drug Enforcement Group (PNP-DEG) on Tuesday.
Emmanuel Christopher Chukwuma until his death, resides in Angeles City in Pampanga.
According the DEG director, Bri. Gen. Ronald Lee, Emanuel was killed because he allegedly fought back the arresting officers.
The operation was conducted in an inn along Escarpment Road in Barangay Bagong Ilog at 5:30 p.m. on Monday.
Vantage News gathered that an undercover police, pretended to be an interested client, met the suspect in his hotel room.
Emmanuel sensed that he was dealing with police officers and grabbed the firearm of the poseur buyer. This prompted arresting police officers to shoot the suspect as an act of self-defense.
Police allegedly discovered PHP13.6 million (US$283,000) worth of meth in his possession.
Police claim Emmanuel was the leader of a gang composed of fellow Nigerians who sell drugs in different parts of Luzon.
Philippines Police also revealed that the late suspect was a partner of another Nigerian, Gabriel Onyechefula, who was killed in a separate police operation in Concepcion, Tarlac last December.
According to police report, Emmanuel was abled to escape the sting operation then where two kilos of drugs and a machine pistol were confiscated, until same operatives managed to track him down this this.
The deceased was also allegedly a contact of Kingsley Iwumune, who was arrested on November 5, 2020 in Brgy. Manuyo Dos, Las Pinas City.