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22-Year Old Ikenna Uwakah Murdered in San Francisco While Trying to Sell his PlayStation 4



Ikenna Uwakah - December 2013 - BellaNaija

Rest in Peace Ikenna Uwakah.

A few days ago, the media was abuzz about the shocking killing of 22 year old Nigerian Ikenna Uwakah who was trying to sell his PlayStation 4 in San Francisco, California, USA.

According to multiple media reports, Ikenna put up an ad online to sell his new console. He later made arrangements to meet 21 year old Ronnie Collins who was interested in buying the device.

At 3: 30 PM, Ronnie Collins allegedly stole the console from Ikenna and shot him in the passenger seat of his girlfriend’s car. Ikenna’s girlfriend who was in driver’s seat was not injured.

A police spokesperson revealed that his girlfriend called 911. He was later taken to the San Francisco General Hospital but unfortunately pronounced dead a few minutes later.

The PlayStation 4 is said to be in high demand this holiday season. Sony reportedly sold more than a million of its consoles during its first 24 hours on the market in November.

Ronnie has been arrested and will be charged for murder and attempted robbery.

Play Station Console - December 2013 - BellaNaija


Watch NBC News’ report on the incident.





  1. dami

    December 9, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Omg! This buying stuffs online scares me to death. May his soul rest in peace.

  2. Mz Socially Awkward...

    December 9, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Oh my God. This is truly sickening news, what is going on?? Shooting someone for a play station console??? One life taken away, another one guaranteed to waste away in jail. Jesus, this world needs you so badly, evil has laid hold of people’s hearts and is flourishing.

    May God bring comfort to the Uwakahs.

  3. uju

    December 9, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    imagine!!!…..what kind of smelly story is this ehh?this is getting outta hand..few months ago a friend lost his younger brother in the same state…Lord help his family…may his soul rest in perfect piece…

  4. Tessy

    December 9, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    NOT AGAIN! Another young Nigerian killed in the US, God help us All. RIP IKENNA. This is really sad .

  5. Geebabe

    December 9, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Awful. Just awful. May his soul rest in peace.

  6. Ima

    December 9, 2013 at 5:18 pm


  7. matilda

    December 9, 2013 at 5:25 pm


  8. Hilda

    December 9, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    This is what happeans when you have more gun stores than Mcdonalds

  9. kim

    December 9, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    well am not surprised at all. when u watch investigation discovery on dstv, it shows u how d white pple reason sometimes. so sad.

    • AA

      December 9, 2013 at 10:05 pm

      I bet you it was a black boy that shot him

  10. Akua

    December 9, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    This is heartbreaking. As a parent, I can’t imagine what his parents must be going through right now. This is so sad. How can doing the right thing just cause him to lose his life? My heart is broken. May his soul RIP. And my prayers and sympathy go out to the parents, family, and friends. This is crazy.

  11. darkchildlovethyhair

    December 9, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    How awful 🙁

  12. ao

    December 9, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    I am once again dumbfounded by how one can kill another and for an inanimate object. To the killer: That’s a human life that you ended…for nothing.

  13. Yaw

    December 9, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    The other day, some group of drunk guys shot a married man becuz he refused to let go of his KFC! Jst kfc oh!

    • TA

      December 9, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      @ Yaw,you are joking,aren’t you?

  14. Product of public Education

    December 9, 2013 at 6:39 pm


  15. jc

    December 9, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    so so sad..May his soul rest in peace…..Whats with all this killing of Nigerians these days in yankee?

    But the game console picture displayed under your story is not a playstation 4 but rather an xbox one. a few mins on google wud have given you the right pic.

  16. sandy

    December 9, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    May justice be served in this case. My blessings go to the family of Ikenna. It’s ironic what happened. One young man is going to college and trying to be self sufficient and becoming a entrepreneur and another young man feels entitled to take a life over a thing.

  17. Idak

    December 9, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Jesus, your return is long overdue.
    Uwa nka ajoka!

  18. tobi amokeodo

    December 9, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    No more regard for life. I’m sacred shit today!

  19. Grown Woman

    December 9, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    May he RIP bt some of ths Americans r psychos,God help tht country

  20. Jane

    December 9, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    If it was a nigerian that killed an american it wudda bn serz tongue lashn. I hp we tongue lash them too. RIP ikenna. May God preserve us to see the new year. Amen

  21. Blacbeauty

    December 9, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    R.I.P Ikenna. . . Our Lord Jesus Christ wil definitely comfort ur loved ones…amen

  22. peyton

    December 9, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Sad. This isn’t right at all. Its like all you read lately is nigerians getting killed abroad.GOD please kip our families and friends protect them under your mighty hand in JESUS name amen.

  23. Will

    December 10, 2013 at 2:36 am

    Sad about the kid. BUT that pic up there is of an XBOX ONE & not a PS4 na!?

  24. Momoh Adeola

    December 10, 2013 at 5:30 am

    @Yaw are u damn serz……..may Ikenna soul rest in perfect peace….wot a wicked world, I pray his friends nd family finds d fortitude 2 bear dis

  25. canadathingz

    December 10, 2013 at 6:07 am

    This is absolutely ridiculous! RIP Ikenna I have not even heard about it cos it was an American that killed a black person. God dey sha.

  26. Leye

    December 10, 2013 at 6:36 am

    Why did they use a picture that promotes ikenna as a thug

  27. Loveth .O

    December 10, 2013 at 8:02 am


  28. ebuka

    December 10, 2013 at 9:17 am

    bro may ur soul rip…definitely judgement will surely come on ur case one day…crying dearly for ur soul

  29. Hannah

    December 10, 2013 at 9:58 am

    All these acts of meeting strangers online by dark corners to sell things is very dangerous. i hope other young people learn from this lesson. RIP Ikenna.

  30. tish

    December 10, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Awww so sad. May God rest Ikenna’s soul and give his family comfort..Too sad for words.

  31. Modella

    December 10, 2013 at 11:32 am

    RIP is all we could say?

  32. Omo1

    December 10, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    @Leye..I am of the same opinion!

    • Dee

      December 10, 2013 at 3:59 pm

      that’s the picture circulating online

  33. sf_jerk

    February 8, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    People are acting shocked at this…Didn’t they realize, this kid bought a PS4 before they sold out, knowing that it would be a hot item. He marks it up to about double its price. Finds a buyer on instagram. He travels with his girlfriend to a neighborhood that was once strong middle class black area, but now is really struggling with the lack of middle income pay…there’s known gang bangers there and known wanna be bangers….He may not have known the age of the buyer, but he might have had some feeling about it. Would you trust a 21 year old to have a spare $600 during xmas…? in a rough neighborhood and not think there’s a real chance that buyer is involved in something shady…? I wouldn’t….Id have waited for a guy in his late 20’s or thirties…and not have met in that area, day light or not.

    In addition, since the perp only killed Ikenna, not the gf, this guy prolly wasn’t a hardened criminal ( which we can guess by his age). So it’s also likely that the perp was insulted by something that happened between him and Ikenna. He could have just robbed him at gun point.

    Sad way to make extra bucks….sad price to pay for a dumb mistake by a kid. Dad says he knew about his son’s money making activities with electronics but didn’t have better advice…? Lame parenting all around…

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