A British billionaire argued over sex as repayment for a favor, but the argument ended with one man shot and killed.
The mogul, Harvey Boulter, 51, now faces a murder charge in connection to the incident, according to the London Times. The incident happened in the Africa country of Namibia.
Boulter has spent most of the last two years at the Kaross Farm in Namibia after getting a divorce. Gerhardus Van Wyk worked as the manager at the facility. His son, Gerhard Jr. and his wife, Liani, worked at the farm and built their home at the farm.
Boulter agreed to let the young couple build a home on their property.
During the drunken argument on Feb. 27, Boulter suggested Liani owed him sex in return for a favor.
On the night of the shooting, Boulter was very intoxicated and said that Liani would have to have sex with him every other night to repay him for the favor. The local police chief claimed that Boulter had become very aggressive and was threatening the family with the gun, according to media reports.
That upset Gerhard Jr., and the son got into a heated argument with Boulter, according to the report.
Boulter pulled out a gun and that is when the elder van Wyk stepped in and tried to wrestle the firearm away from him. The gun went off and went through Boulter’s hand before penetrating the stomach of van Wyk, 54, according to the report.
The family of van Wyk tried to take him to the hospital after the shooting, but Gerhard died on the way, according to the Times.
Boulter was arrested shortly after the incident.
The shooting isn’t the first time Boulter has been involved in controversy. Boulter was accused of embezzling £400 million given to him in 2015 in Dubai by investors through a network of companies under the Porton Capital group. Boulter has denied any wrongdoing and no legal claims against him have been filed, according to media reports.