Jackline Sabana Bona Musa Killed ex Boyfriend Payman Thagipur with a Car
Tragedy struck in Sydney when a remarkable murder unfolded; an enraged ex-partner, after discovering her former partner with another woman only moments prior, retaliated by taking the ultimate revenge – killing him using her car.
As her trial commences, Jackline Sabana Bona Musa stands accused of a heinous crime: driving her vehicle at an individual with the intent to cause deadly harm. On June 27th 2020, she allegedly steered black Toyota Kluger into Payman Thagipur in what is now being treated as attempted murder or grievous bodily injury.
Emma Blizard, prosecutor in the case of Musa v. Thagipur, recounted an incident of intense fury leading to a fatal encounter between the two men: it began with discovery and ended with tragedy as Musa’s car pinned Thagipur against his Wentworth Point apartment complex wall.
In a fit of rage, the accused allegedly drove her vehicle in an aggressive manner towards the deceased as he was approaching through the car park.
After connecting on a dating site, Musa and Thagipur began their romance in late 2019. Their relationship progressed to the point where by June 2020, they had declared themselves boyfriend-girlfriend. The NSW Supreme Court jury was presented with this detail during proceedings.
On June 21, 2020 Musa and her then-partner shared their last in-person interaction. Afterward, she attempted to contact him through a series of text messages with no response.
Concerned and worried, she reached out on the afternoon of June 27 with a simple plea: “Let me know you’re okay.” While also asking for forgiveness if her actions had inadvertently caused any pain, it was clear that this person cares deeply about keeping in touch.
This message went unheeded, its content disregarded.
Musa searched for Thagipur everywhere before finally tracking him down to his home in Granville.
Arriving at 8:13pm, she faced an obstacle as her attempts to gain entrance proved unsuccessful. Undeterred, she ingeniously tailgated another vehicle until the roller door opened enough for her to drive bravely into the car park.
As she pulled up to the workplace, an unfortunate mishap occurred – her car roof rack took a hit when it interacted with the roller door. Sadly, both were damaged and required attention for them to go back to working order.
After a resident opened the gate, Musa arrived to Thagipur’s apartment and found him entertaining guests.
She allegedly posed the looming question: whose duty was it to take action today.
At 8.30pm, he stepped out of the door and was suddenly hit by a car in the parking lot – driven by Musa. Dressed only in casual attire consisting of his pants and t-shirt, it quickly became apparent that this would be an evening to remember.
Musa urgently dialed emergency services following the devastating crash, according to court testimony.
The accused maintained the incident was an accident, claiming a pedestrian had suddenly appeared as they drove out. According to Prosecutor Blizard’s statement, this defense raised many questions about negligence and intent.
After mandatory police testing, her blood showed no trace of illicit substances or alcohol.
Blizzard determined that Musa’s actions were not merely negligent; they constituted willful murder due to their intent of causing severe harm and potentially death.
The barrister argued that if the jury was not certain of Musa’s guilt, they should look into convicting him on a lesser charge: manslaughter.
Defence counsel Madeleine Avenell SC presented no argument against her client’s involvement in a vehicular incident at Thagipur.
Despite the serious allegations made against him, Musa was cleared of any wrong-doing that could have resulted in manslaughter; she firmly rejected these claims.
In the court dispute, Ms Musa’s version of events was disputed by Avenell: whether she had seen Mr Thagipur before their collision and if her intentions were to cause him severe harm or take his life.
Despite the unfavorable conditions, she maintains her innocence in a case of alleged manslaughter.
Justice Richard Button’s case continues to captivate the judicial system as legal proceedings progress.