Nigerian Lady Murdered By Roommate In Columbus, Indiana: American Condemns Adaobi Obih’s Killing
Adaobi’s killer on the run
Nov 23, 2013 – Nigerian Lady Stabbed To Death By Roommate In Columbus Indiana: American Neighbour Laments Adaobi Obih’s Murder
Earlier this week, a Nigerian Ph.D student was murdered in cold blood by her roommate, Ryan Klug.
Adaobi Obih was killed with a knife with her throat slit and her killer is still on the run. Read the detail story here.
A member of the community where the crime happened has spoken.
Read Elise’s message below:
As a member of the community in which this crime occurred, I am terrified that such things could happen at all, and especially in my community, and particularly in one of the best neighborhoods in town. I am very saddened by the loss of such a promising young woman, and I feel great sympathy for her family.
Also, as an American college student (who also happens to be white), I would like to address a few of the comments that others have left on this feed.
1) Was this a hate crime? It’s possible, but not likely. Columbus is a very welcoming community and a place where black people are more likely to be presumed to be good at sports than to be hated. Even of the few that do harbor negative feelings for other races, I sincerely doubt any of them would kill over it. Unfortunately, about 1% of the population is psychopathic, and many of these people walk among us. It is much more likely that the individual who killed her was psychopathic and killed for no reason.
2) Most Americans do not use drugs. I don’t; my friends don’t. I have known some people that did, but drug use is highly stigmatized in our culture, and people who use drugs are commonly thought of as filthy, useless individuals.
3) I know that for many years, black people were enslaved in my country by white people. I would like to offer my sincere personal apologies for this and assure you that black people are thought of much the same as white people or Asian people in this country; as people. As I mentioned earlier, the only real stereotype nowadays is that black people are good at sports.
4) I would like to assure you that the justice system works particularly well in this part of the country, particularly for matters such as this that genuinely frighten the community. Police in different states work together to capture criminals such as this and place travel restrictions preventing him from crossing the border into another country. As an example of our justice system working for people of other races, my campus was recently put on lockdown after the stabbing of an Asian man. The criminal involved was found and put in jail, where he remains awaiting his trial, and I have no doubt he will be found guilty.
Again, those of us who live in this community are terrified by this event, and it has made my mother even more nervous of me studying in Spain starting in January. Crimes such as this are extremely rare even in the United States. I am from the area and even worked at Cummins (same company this woman worked for), and I assure you that Africans are welcomed and well-accepted in this community. I sincerely hope that you as Nigerians do not think any less of my country, my community, my culture, white people, or myself because of this event. I assure you that this criminal will be caught, and I sincerely doubt that he will ever leave prison after that.
My sincerest condolences for the family and the community in Nigeria.
May her soul rest in perfect peace.