21-year-old Nigerian Man Stabbed to Death In Canada • Police Arrest Killer, Charge Him With 2nd-degree Murder


Joe Bryan Ndikuriyo, 27, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a 21-year-old international student from the University of Ottawa.

Ottawa police say 21-year-old Solomon Odekunle, originally from Nigeria, was stabbed to death at around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning near the intersection of St. Laurent Boulevard and Ogilvie Road.

Staff Sgt. Bruce Pirt of the major crimes unit said police were working to determine a timeline of events, and called on any witnesses to come forward.

Investigators combed a crime scene in front of Piper's Bar and Grill, but said they didn't know whether the incident started there or resulted from a fight that started inside the bar.

In addition to the murder charge, Ndikuriyo was charged Monday with the attempted murder of another person.


Ndikuriyo appeared in court with a bandaged right hand Monday morning. Police said he was taken to hospital for medical treatment for a cut to his hand after his arrest.

Police said Ndikuriyo is an Ottawa resident and known to them.

Odekunle's killing is Ottawa's 17th homicide of 2016.

[CbcNews.ca]