21-year-old Solomon Odekunle was seen stumbling out of a popular
hangout, Piper’s Bar and Grill, in Ottawa, Canada, with blood gushing
out of his neck.
said few steps away, he collapsed on Coventry Road. He was later
pronounced dead in the hospital.
Solomon, who was stabbed by a suspect, who has been identified as
27-year-old Joe Ndikuriyo, was the 17th victim of homicide in Ottawa
since the beginning of 2016.
said they were still piecing together the timeline of events that led to
the victim’s death, news reports suggest that he was stabbed during a
fight between Ndikuriyo and another individual over a woman.
the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Lagos according to residents of
their neighbourhood in Fagba, Lagos, was admitted to the University of
Ottawa in 2012 to study Economics.
parents’ house at the Rotimi Williams Estate, Fagba Estate on Thursday, a
fenced mansion, where a domestic employee explained that Solomon’s
father had travelled while the inconsolable mother had relocated
temporarily from the house.
studying in Canada, shared heart-breaking words on Twitter that
corroborated words of Solomon’s friends, who described him as a meek and
funny young man.
your last, I would have given you more than a fist bump. I would have
gotten down on my knees and give you the deepest bro-hug.
would have pleaded with the drama leader to allow the rehearsal to
linger a little so you and Peter could make us giggle a little more with
some frog jump.
would have treasured those great words you shared with me a couple of
months ago in the technical department, have them handwritten with the
best calligraphic pens, framed and given to you right after doing those frog jumps.
Solomon that finally got his picture taken properly last week, to the
Solomon with an intellectual smile and chubby cheeks, to the Solomon his
friends described as kind-hearted and meek, see you next.”
for Solomon in Ottawa Friday evening and it is open to anyone that would
like to come. Please, if you make it down, don’t cry because my dad
would be there. I also believe that as Christians, we do not mourn, we
celebrate life,” Deborah said.
Rest in peace, Solomon. Such a gentle, polite, well mannered,
intelligent, kind hearted young man! This is terribly sad.”
Katz-Rosene, also tweeted, “(I am) absolutely devastated to learn of
death of my #uOttawa student, #SolomonOdekunle – a kind, thoughtful and
bright young man. May he rest in peace.”
crimes unit said it was a big scene because they had to analyse all the
blood and potential evidence that were found all over the place.
covered quite an extensive area, we have to make sure it’s all connected
to the same incident. As we investigate further, we’ll be able to
tighten up that scene and make it smaller and smaller,” Pirt said in a
report by CBC News.
said to have served a previous two-week jail term for weapons
possession, was arrested the day after the attack.