A Nigeria-American man has died after he was allegedly brutally stabbed at a Miami high-rise in what officials are calling a local dispute by his ruthless girlfriend.
Miami police investigating the matter after Christian Obumseli, 27, was brutally stabbed on Sunday night, April 3, at the One Paraiso luxury building.
Police in their report explained there was a physical altercation between Christian Obumseli and his girlfriend, 25-year-old Courtney Clenney before he was stabbed. Obumseli was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital where he later died, police said.
A lady who police said was Obumseli’s girlfriend Clenney had called 911 to report the incident. Clenney was later put behind bars and taken to a mental institution, police reported.
Members of the family informed WFOR-TV that Obumseli had recently relocated to Miami with his girlfriend. Friends who were well aware of the couple narrated that their relationship was stony.
The friends said Clenney, an Only Fans model and Instagram influencer, was known to hit Obumseli whenever they had an argument.
“We’ve seen her hit him. I’ve never seen him hit her,” Ashley Vaughn said as she shared photos she took with Obumseli and Clenney while they were all hanging out together.
Officers reported that there was a struggle before Obumseli was stabbed in the shoulder.
He died at the hospital and investigators are still trying to figure out what happened and if Clenney acted in self-defence.
But Ashley Vaughn said she doesn’t believe Obumseli would ever try to hurt Courtney Clenney.
“From what we’ve personally experienced between the both of them, we believe that Christian wouldn’t put her in a position where she would need to stab him to protect herself,” Vaughn said.
One neighbour says that he has a clear view of the couple’s apartment and said a week before the stabbing, things were off and that Clenney was the one getting physically abused.
“I could not tell if it was open-handed or closed-handed, but he was swinging at her,” he said.
According to the Police, they said they have attended to a series of disturbance calls from the couple’s apartment.
Their mutual friends are still trying to process what went wrong.
“Even though we really lost Christian only, it feels like we lost Courtney at the same time.
We didn’t think this is how far it would have gone,” Tahki Banks said.
But while Clenney was arrested and detained at the police station, she threatened to kill herself. Officers moved her to the hospital where she was been checked medically under the Baker Act, and at the moment, she is not facing any trial.