We've got news for you.

Register on SowetanLIVE at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

Man suspected of pushing Pretoria student from seventh floor skips court

Obienna Greg Ofdegbuliwe was out on bail of R3,000.
Obienna Greg Ofdegbuliwe was out on bail of R3,000.
Image: Saps

Gauteng police have launched a manhunt for the man who failed to appear in court for his alleged involvement of the murder of a Pretoria student who was pushed from the seventh floor of a Sunnyside block of flats.

Police spokesperson Cpt Daniel Mavimbela said the 37-year-old Obienna Greg Ofdegbuliwe was out on bail of R3,000.

Ofdegbuliwe absconded his March 15 and 29 scheduled appearances.

Mavimbela said the 23-year-old student and a friend was lured to the "notorious" Tamboti block of flats in Sunnyside through a online sale of a luxury camera earlier in May 2018.

He said the friend managed to escape, but the student was pushed through a window from the seventh floor after they discovered it was a trap.

Ofdegbuliwe was previously arrested after a five-month manhunt.

Mavimbela said police would "leave no stone unturned" to make sure he is re-arrested.

Anyone who has information that could lead to arrest of the suspect may call Crime Stop Hotline anonymously on 086-001-0111 or send an SMS to Crime Line at 32211.

Would you like to comment on this article?
Register (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.