Nnamdi Ogba, 26, was an electrical engineer who was engaged to be married. He was visiting friends in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada, the night two men from another neighbourhood decided to strike a blow against the area, killing him in a random attack.
“The only thing that led to his death was simply walking out of that building at that particular time and place,” said homicide Det. Jason Shankaran. “Nnamdi was an innocent man.”
Police say Ogba never saw his attackers, who approached from behind. All the evidence in the case so far leads homicide investigators to believe that Ogba was an innocent casualty in a retaliation against the Scarlettwood Ct. neighbourhood as a whole — a neighbourhood Ogba didn’t even live in.
On Monday, Shankaran updated the media with surveillance clips taken of the suspects and the vehicle they arrived in.
The various clips show two hooded male figures leaving their vehicle, following Ogba at a distance before converging upon him out of view of the camera and then fleeing past cameras back to their SUV.
Reacting to the news, his mom says she has cried all the tears she can and now she wants justice for her eldest son. “They took away my heart… Who do they think they are taking an innocent life?
I hope… my face haunts them for the rest of their lives,” Margaret Nwosu said on Tuesday as she spoke about the two suspects police say they are searching for in connection to Ogba’s death.
The 26-year-old moved to Canada from Nigeria over a decade ago. “When you come from another country to Canada, you come here for a better life,” said Nwosu, who herself moved to the country 15 years ago.
In his spare time, his family said Ogba could be found with his fiancée, who he planned to marry this year, or on the field playing soccer.