A man was murdered hours after showing off his wealth on Facebook. According to USA Today, 20-year-old Osmani Munongerwa was seen fanning a stack of cash and dancing on Facebook Saturday night. Munongerwa and his mother were found shot to death the next morning.
Munongerwa and 37-year-old Isha Musa were killed in their Hillside Avenue apartment in Nashville. A motive has not been ascertained but authorities are looking into whether living large on social media could have been a factor in the incident, USA Today reports.
The Facebook page under the name "Foreign Breadwinner” appears to belong to the young man. Hours before the incident, he posted a video with shopping bags and jewelry. “We believe that is a social media page depicting him,” said Don Aaron, the public affairs manager for the police. Money found at the scene of the crime did not match what was being portrayed online. “A relatively small amount of money compared to what we have seen on social media was found in the apartment,” Aaron added. “We do not know whether he was robbed.”
The Facebook page has been taken down but a friend posted this photo:
Although "living for the 'gram" may be a common practice, Aaron advises people to be wary of what they post online. Sharing expensive or valuable items may draw attention from those with nefarious intentions. “We would always advise citizens using social media never to show items of value, certainly including sums of cash that can be connected directly to you by those you know and don’t know, who may be going on social media."
The investigation into the double murder is ongoing.
[Photo: Metro Nashville Police Department]