Nnamdi Ogba laid to rest. WATCH VIDEO FOR FULL FUNERAL COVERAGE
The remains of 26-year-old Electrical Engineer Nnamdi Ogba has been laid to rest on Saturday. 24th March 2018. He was fatally shot in the back as he was walking back to his parked car in the Scarlettwood Court area of Etobicoke at around 11 p.m. on March 16 by two men who approached him from behind before getting into an awaiting SUV and fleeing the scene. WATCH VIDEO FOR FULL FUNERAL COVERAGE
The funeral service was held at Bernado Funeral home and witnessed a huge turn-out from the Nigerian community amongst other communities. A motorcade left the funeral home to Glenview Memorial Gardens for the final burial ceremony.
The two alleged shooters were arrested on Thursday morning 29th March 2018 while the getaway-driver was arrested on Friday morning, 30th March 2018.
Though a precise motive remains unknown, police have said that Ogba “was an innocent man walking through a particular neighbourghood who was shot and killed for no reason,” possibly as part of some sort of “turf war.”
A friend of Ogba’s family said he was excited to learn of the final arrest, but the news was bittersweet.
“Of course, it’s been a very sorrowful thing, but we’re excited that there’s beginning to be closure,” Chidi Nwanyanwu told CTV News Toronto on Friday. “Nobody wins at the end of the day.”
“It’s lose-lose all around.”
The alleged getaway driver has been identified as 27-year-old Abdirahman Islow.
The other two suspects arrested on Thursday are 19-year-old Trevaughan Miller and 22-year-old Abdullahi Mohamed.
It was earlier reported that the parents of 26-year-old Nnamdi Ogba, who was shot and killed last week, say they still cannot comprehend why anyone would take their son’s life, as Toronto’s Nigerian community made a wider public appeal for information about his killers.
“I want to know why this person, whoever they are, why would they take his life. I can’t… I can’t fathom why. It’s not Nnamdi, not Nnamdi,” Margaret Nsosu, Ogba’s mother, said Wednesday. “They have to turn themselves in to the police; they will turn themselves in to the police.”
Homicide investigators have said they do not believe Ogba knew his killers nor did he do anything to provoke them.
His mother and other members of the Nigerian community expressed frustration at the prevalence of gunplay in some areas of the city, and its random and tragic impact on others.
“They can’t just go around taking innocent people’s lives,” Nsosu said. “What is the world coming to? Because I am sure if these idiots had a good life, if they had training, if they went to school, if they were educated and had a job they wouldn’t be involved with guns and taking peoples’ lives.”
Several leading members of the Nigerian community stood with Nsosu and his stepfather, Sylva Okezie, as they made their appeal for information that would lead to the arrest of Ogba’s killers.
originally reported at https://www.cp24.com/news/family-community-demands-justice-in-killing-of-26-year-old-brampton-man-1.3852438 and https://www.cp24.com/news/police-arrest-alleged-getaway-driver-in-murder-of-nnamdi-ogba-1.3865493
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