Oliver Bwalya

Oliver Bwalya, 22, Was Sentenced to 55 Years in Prison for Alan Diaz’s Murder

As police investigated this case, they discovered that Oliver Bwalya, Oluwatomipe Makanjuola, James Birtcher and Adonis Harris had all been together on that particular night. Bwalya told police they had traveled to Indiana in order to purchase marijuana from Diaz for counterfeit money; also at this scene was found a gun which match ballistic evidence from Cass County murder scene.

Early Life and Education

Oliver Bwalya, 22, is one of four individuals charged in relation to Alan Diaz’s murder and faces 55 years behind bars. Also facing prosecution are Oluwatomipe Makanjuola (19), James Birtcher (19) and Adonis Harris (17).

Prosecutors allege that Diaz was killed in March by members of his group after selling them marijuana. Police arrived on Elmer Street after receiving a ShotSpotter alert and discovered three spent shell casings at the scene.

Bwalya told investigators he traveled with Makanjuola and Harris to Michigan with counterfeit money to purchase marijuana, according to reports. He conducted the transaction himself before hearing Diaz shout “You must pay up now”.

At his bond hearing, Bwalya attempted to raise the issue of knowledge and intent – an essential element in establishing his innocence of any crimes committed with his aid or inducement – yet was rejected by the court because it wasn’t relevant.

Professional Career

Oliver Bwalya, 23, was sentenced Wednesday to 55 years for his involvement in a fatal shooting. Bwalya was arrested after police received a ShotSpotter alert and found an elderly man deceased near a home on Elmer Street in South Bend – reports stated they found counterfeit cash as well as three spent shell casings near there. Makanjuola told investigators he received a Snapchat message from Bwalya that said: “On Gang Be Here With Sticks Bro I Got 3 Hits Already”. Bwalya then drove across with Birtcher and Harris from Columbus Ohio before driving directly across Indiana with Birtcher and Harris from Columbus Ohio – they all face murder charges alongside Bwalya from Elkhart who is from Elkhart.

Zambia soccer legend Kalusha Bwalya has taken to social media in his displeasure over Ayoze Perez being sent off against West Ham United during Leicester City’s 4-1 loss on Monday, for challenging Pablo Fornals during their 4-1 defeat. Referee Michael Oliver made this decision and Bwalya wants an explanation as soon as possible.

Achievement and Honors

Oliver Bwalya was sentenced to 55 years of incarceration for his involvement in the murder of Alan Diaz. Bwalya and three accomplices were arrested in Michigan for marijuana-related charges; ballistic evidence indicates that some of their firearms may have been used in South Bend’s killing.

Kalusha Bwalya holds Zambia’s record appearances and was part of the famous KK Eleven that earned second-place at the 1994 African Cup of Nations tournament in Tunisia. Bwalya serves on both FIFA’s Standing Committee as well as CAF, having served as President of Zambia Football Association until 2016.

After playing his football career in Zambia, “King Kalu” relocated to Belgium, joining Cercle Brugge as their top scorer and winning two supporters’ player awards from supporters’ clubs there. Later he moved on to PSV Eindhoven where winning Eredivisie twice was one of his career highlights.

Personal Life

Oliver Bwalya led the Football Association of Zambia from 2008-2016 as president. Additionally, he serves as a standing member on both FIFA’s Committee and Confederation of African Football Executive Committee.

Probable cause documents allege that on March 3, Bwalya and three accomplices traveled to Michigan using counterfeit money to purchase marijuana from Diaz. As they returned to their car, Bwalya heard Diaz calling out, prompting three of his associates to begin shooting at him before leaving Elmer Street; three spent shell casings and counterfeit money were discovered there later, reports indicate.

Oluwatomipe Makanjuola, James Birtcher, and Adonis Harris were questioned by police and admitted driving from Columbus Ohio to meet Bwalya in Michiganiana and buy marijuana, according to reports. Additionally, they drove themselves directly to Diaz’s murder scene where they shot him multiple times before driving back home again.

Net Worth

Bwalya, in addition to being an accomplished professional soccer player, also served as president of Zambian FA and on FIFA’s Standing Committee. He won 87 caps for Zambia’s national team – ranking eighth on its all-time capped player list.

Bwalya was arrested for the killing of Alan Diaz in Michigan. According to police reports, Bwalya told investigators he and three accomplices traveled from Michigan to Indiana with counterfeit money to purchase marijuana from Diaz and purchased some as part of their scheme, according to an probable cause affidavit filed in Michigan court.

Kondwani Kaira, better known by his stage name “Chef 187,” is a Zambian rapper and businessman. He is married to Yoranda Kaira and they share one child.

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