The chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Tuesday visited Ikechukwu Momah and his family at their residence in Lagos to personally express her sympathies over the death of their son Chibueze Momah.
Chibueze Momah and Tosin Amos-Arowoshegbe, two Nigerians residing in Canada, were shot and killed at a club in Canada on July 23, 2022.
Dabiri-Erewa prayed the good Lord Almighty to give the family the strength to bear the irreparable loss of their son who only graduated with a degree in computer programming a few months ago.
Momah thanked Dabiri-Erewa for finding time to come to commiserate with him and his family.
“I thank you Madam, and your team for the prompt visit and intervention, and I also plead that a thorough investigation into the matter be carried out.” he said.
Dabiri-Erewa had earlier issued a strong condemnation of the killing of the two Nigerians, urging Canadian authorities to fish out their killer.
Chibueze Momah and Tosin Amos-Arowoshegbe worked as security guards at the ATL lounge near Highway 7 and Keele Street in Vaughan, Ont.
Although the killer fled the scene of the incident before York Regional Police officers arrived, the police said they were seeking information on a suspect linked to the shooting. Homicide detectives said the man is in his 20s, “with a thin build, wearing a white shirt.”
The police appealed to witnesses to come forward and also sought for any cellphone video or photographs from inside or outside the nightclub, video surveillance from the area or dashcam video.
A GoFundMe page set up to raise money for “Funeral Costs for Eze and Tosin” described both men as diligent workers who served as security guards for many lounges in Vaughan.
“They were loved and cherished by many in the community. Their story was only getting started as they had both recently graduated,” the page reads.
The organizers say they hope to raise $50,000 for both families. So far, they’ve raised more than $20,000 as of last week.