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Nigerian victims of Canadian shooting were diligent workers, say cousin, acquaintance

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The two Nigerian young men shot dead on Saturday at an ATL Lounge in Canada recently were graduates of Canadian higher institutions, according to a GoFundMe account opened by one Adamu Abdul.

According to Abdul, who says one of the victims was his cousin, the Nigerians killed at the facility at Vaughan, Ontario, Canada were Chibueze Momah (22), and Tosin Awaroshegbe (25), describing them as “diligent workers”.

Abdul narrated: “Eze (Chibueze) and Tosin were both diligent workers who served as security guards for many lounges in Vaughan. They were loved and cherished by many in the community. Their story was only getting started as they had both recently graduated. Eze was set to make his way into the tech industry and Tosin, our beloved engineer. Unfortunately, their time was cut short. It is our hope to raise $50,000 for each respective family to help with funeral costs and to reunite their bodies with their families”.

Also, a Twitter user @DrFunmilayo said she was close to Tosin as they grew up together.

“He had just completed his Masters and was working as a security guard to make extra cash. He was only doing his job when he got killed. I only met Eze about two weeks ago in Canada. He was such a sweet guy. When I heard Tosin got shot, I texted Eze to find out if he was okay, only to find out that Eze was shot as well. They both died on the spot”, she tweeted.

In a statement signed by one Constable Maniva Armstrong, the York Regional Police said that a 20-year-old female was hospitalised after the shooting.

“A 25-year-old male and a 22-year-old male were pronounced deceased at the scene.

“A 20-year-old female victim was transported to hospital suffering from a serious gunshot wound. The victim is currently recovering in hospital.

“The suspect(s) fled the scene prior to police arriving.

“Officers are appealing to any witnesses who may have been in the area or in the establishment at the time who have not yet spoken to police to please come forward.

“Investigators are also seeking any cell phone video or photographs from inside or outside the establishment, video surveillance from the area, or anyone that may have captured dashcam video on the roadways”.

Source: The PUNCH

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One Comment

  1. Isola Obembe

    11 January 2023 at 4:32 pm

    This was a very devastating killing which could be avoided if maximum security was provided in the area. I was really surprised that this kind of killing could happen in Canada like in the USA. Are these gentlemen not properly trained to avoid this type of killing? May Almighty Jehovah grant their souls eternal rest. The killers had problem of innocent blood on their head. They will never rest in their lives until they are arrested and tried for the disdardly act..


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