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Death of Adu Boakye, killed in a “random attack”: his family devastated

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Daina Boadi, 38 years old, is the widow of Adu Boakye. One of her sons tries to console her.

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Adu Boakye, a 40-year-old man from Ghana, was shot and killed while waiting for a bus last week. He was the victim of a “random attack,” according to Toronto police. His widow and four children, joined in Kumasi, Ghana, are inconsolable.

The police say that Mr. Boakye was targeted by a man traveling in a stolen car, who shot him dead last Saturday in the Jane and Finch neighborhood. Investigators add that the victim was an innocent person who did not know the suspect. A nearly identical attack took place 24 hours earlier. A teenager was seriously injured.

Adu Boakye was killed last Saturday. (Archives)

Mr. Boakye immigrated to Toronto in November in the hope of building a better future for himself, his wife and his four children, who remained in Ghana.

In addition, a rally was held Saturday in honor of the victim, Saturday.

De For their part, the police confirmed that the investigation is progressing.

Prince Kwadwo Tawiah lives in Toronto. He is a member of the Ghanaian-Canadian Association of Ontario. He was in Ghana on vacation when Mr Boakye was killed. When he heard the news, he went to Kumasi to help the victim's family.

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Joined by videoconference, he tried to translate a conversation between CBC and Daina Boadi, the widow of Mr. Boakye. However, after a few questions, which she did not answer, Mr. Tewiah gave up. She only cries, he declared, also dismayed.

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Prince Kwadwo Tawiah Milo surrendered to Kumasi to help the bereaved family.

She screams, she cries. All she says is: "Who will take care of my children? No one to take care of my children!&quot ;

A quote from Prince Kwadwo Tawiah

Mr. Boakye was the sole breadwinner of the family. And now [these people are abandoned] because of what happened in Canada, said Mr. Kwadwo Tawiah.

In Toronto, Emmanuel Duodu, president of the GCAO, held a rally near the intersection of Jane Street and #x27;Driftwood Avenue, where the victim was killed.

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Emmanuel Duodu is the president of the Ghanaian-Canadian Association of Ontario.

The community is traumatized, it is distraught

A quote from Emmanuel Duodu, president of the Ghanaian-Canadian Association of Ontario< /blockquote>

For him, gathering is a way of expressing a spirit of community.

We want to make sure that [Mr. Boakye] will not be forgotten. We want to come together and cry together. […] And we want to send a message to his wife, to his four children – the youngest is 2 years old. […] We want to send the message that even though [his family members] can't be here, the community of Toronto, of Canada, is here for them.

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Richardson Adorsu launched a crowdfunding campaign to help the victim's family. He claims to have known Mr Boakye for years. There are four children involved. These funds will go to help them.

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Richardson Adorsu launched a GoFundMe campaign.

These funds will also be used to pay for the funeral.

The campaign is available on the GoFundMe website.

Mr. Adorsu stressed that Mr. Boakye was not only in Canada to help his children and his wife. He is the eighth of nine children. His mother, who adores him, asked him to come [to Canada] so that he could help everyone.

On Friday, Toronto police confirmed they searched a ravine in Stoney Creek, near Hamilton, for more than five hours. These searches are linked to the shooting which caused the death of Mr. Boakye.

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Police officers spent five hours searching in a ravine near a stream on Friday.

Officers conducted a search on foot using body detectors metals, by drone and using a boat. Police declined to say what they were looking for, but a black Acura RDX believed to be involved in the shootings was found abandoned in Hamilton this week.

The police would not say whether a weapon had been found.

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The police are still looking for a suspect.

They are still looking for a suspect, a black male aged 18-25.

With information from Anam Khan of CBC and Lounan Charpentier

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116