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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Nigerian man stabbed to death on a train in Canada, suspect arrested

46-year-old Nigerian father of three and nursing student, Nicholas Ozoechi Nwonye was stabbed to death in Canada, an attack the police say was random and unprovoked.

Nwonye was on his way home from Hersak’s lecture hall when the deadly attack took place, at 6:45 p.m. on the westbound platform of the City Hall LRT station in downtown Calgary last Friday night, June 2.
Stabbed in the chest and abdomen by a man he’d never met, Nwonye was rushed to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. He only recently moved to Canada with his wife and three children from Nigeria, and was only four weeks into his nursing program before his tragic death.

A man accused of the fatal stabbing was caught by the police as he attempted to flee the scene in an eastbound train. Keeton Michel Gagnon, 39, (pictured) has been charged with second-degree murder. He will next appear in court on Friday, June 23, 2017. Gagnon has a long criminal history with police in British Columbia dating back two decades, reports CBS. He is a career criminal with dozens of convictions including assault with a weapon, robbery, escaping custody, and many breaches.

Friends have described the deceased as a kind person who, even in the briefest of moments, left an indelible impression.
“He was just such a treat to have there,” said Rhonda Hersak, an instructor at Bow Valley College, where Nwonye was enrolled in the school’s practical nursing program. 
"He was a very kind, empathetic individual. He smiled all the time."
Hersak remembered Nwonye as a deeply spiritual man whose faith formed a large part of his life.
"Being the only male in the class, Nwonye brought a unique insight, Hersak said — laughing as she described him being responsible for the creation of some “pleasant controversy” during in-class discussions. 
Despite only being a student for a short time, Hersak said Nwonye made a definite impression, both on his fellow students and the faculty. 
“He had an impact. He had a really big impact in the classroom,” she said. "He will be missed in the classroom. I know this for a fact."
The deceased's wife, Ugonna Nwonye described her husband as a righteous man.
"He was a righteous man" she said. "That means he was good in every aspect of life----spiritual and physical."
"He was a good father'. I 've never seen his kind before....he was too good" she added.
Source: Calgary Herald/Calgary Police Service

24 comments:

hrm paul said...

Wat a pity d quest for a good life has terminated his life.D police in canada failed to put away dat bastard dey set him loose now he has killed an innocent man.

Nilla Chibueze said...

May God rest his soul. Wasting lives everywhere.

Vivienne B said...

What a terrible way for ANYONE to go! RIP man

Fergie said...

as long as the killer is a canadian citizen he would get a short jail sentence in a cosy jail where he would keep complaining about the prison not being good enough for a human.

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NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Hmmm


... Merited happiness

Anonymous said...

May God console her.

Anonymous said...

GOD will comfort dis family

Anonymous said...

What an idiotic reasoning.. What is quest for a life?? Fool bad things happen anywhere at anytime all we need is God protection..

Bill Tayo said...

I couldn't agree less. So sad.

Puddy Alpheaus said...

This very pathetic, may your relocation never be to go to the point of your death. God will give the wife the strength to carry on IJN

Qenny Bishop said...

RIP

Raphael Adass said...

Rip

Anonymous said...

Igbo man, innocent?

Baba Onibeji said...

Nawa for you Linda and you couldn't add the gofundme link for people to donate .... https://www.gofundme.com/nicolas-nwonye

SALOME PINNOCK said...

NA ONLY NIGERIANS DEM DEY KILL EVERY WHERE? NA WETIN WE DO E?

Anonymous said...

Rip dear Nicholas

Vivian Reginalds said...

kai our IGBO Brother, RIP NNA, May God accept you into his bosom!
Evil cowards; always envious of hardworking humans!
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Vivienne B said...

In my opinion, the evil powers of his father's house followed him to Canada then possessed that criminal to attack him. They couldn't catch him in Nigeria so they followed him to Canada! So sad man!

Anonymous said...

What do you mean by Igbo man innocent? Thunder strike you there. Bloody tribalist.

Amaka Rose said...

U r not far from the truth Vivienne

tayo said...

You are right vivienne

Anonymous said...

Vivienne abeg carry that rubbish mentality go bush go stay.it happens everywhere.happens to whites too.come n tell d whites it's evil forces from their father,s grave.that,s bullshit!.when it's time to die,death can surfacefrom any angle.that,s d bitter truth people don't wanna hear.

Francisca Adereti said...

This is ridiculous,RIP

Anonymous said...

And to imagine that Canada is one of the safest places on earth. What is this world turning into?

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