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CANADA: Ghanaian Arrested For Throwing Faeces At People In Public

By Published November 27, 2019

Police in Toronto have arrested a 23-year-old Ghanaian man for assaults on members of the public by throwing buckets of faeces on them.

Samuel Opoku, faces five counts of assault with a weapon and five mischief-related charges in the incidents.

The alleged assaults, which were carried out over a four-day period said Opoku allegedly dumped a bucket of faeces on a woman near the University of Toronto’s downtown campus.

Police in a statement after responding to call shortly before midnight said that a woman was walking in the area of College Street and University Avenue when a man walked up to her and poured the contents of a bucket containing “liquefied faecal matter” onto her.

“A young girl had a bucket of waste, faeces, dumped on her,” said Toronto police Const. David Hopkinson. “I don’t know what to say, I’m at a loss, this is absolutely disgusting.”

Two similar assaults occurred at York University on Sunday and U of T on Friday when around 5:20 p.m., a man entered the university’s John P. Robarts Library and allegedly poured a bucket of faecal matter onto two unsuspecting people seated at a table before fleeing.

On campus on Tuesday, before news of the arrest, several students had expressed concern over the incidents.

Opoku was arrested around 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the Queen Street West and Spadina Avenue area. He is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday morning.

A U of T spokesperson said they are supporting the police in their investigation.

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