“They sent their son here to get an education now he has to return home in a coff!n”- 19-year-old Nigerian student shot dead by police in Canada

DAILY GIST HUB gathered that a 19year-old Nigerian student studying Economics at the University of Manitoba, had come to Canada to pursue his education only to be sent home dead in o his parent.

Newsmen gathered the Tragedy struck on New Year’s Eve as a young Nigerian student identified as Afolabi Stephen Opaso, was shot by Winnipeg police in Canada.

The 19-year-old Nigerian was studying Economics at the University of Manitoba, had come to Canada to pursue his education degree.

The unfortunate incident occurred when police were called to an apartment suite in response to a call that a man was behaving erratically/strange.

Two officers arrived and discovered three individuals inside the suite.

The Canadian Police revealed that one of the individuals was armed with two knives and involved in a confrontation with the officers, resulting in the use of lethal force.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital in a critical state, but succumbed to his injuries.

The two other individuals in the suite were unharmed.

Eye Witnesses stated that he was experiencing a mental health episode.

Hence, the call to 911 was made to seek assistance rather than to report a dangerous situation.

Jean-René-Dominique Kwilu, a Winnipeg lawyer representing Opaso’s family, expressed their shock and trauma over the tragic loss of their beloved son.

The opaso family is demanding answers regarding the handling of the situation by the police and questioning why a mental health call ended in their son’s death.

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU) is currently investigating the incident at the moment.

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