Ghanaian man confirmed as Adu Boakye father of four has been shot in Canada


A Ghanaian man who has been recognized by friends as Adu Boakey Vigil met his untimely death on his way to send money to his family back in Ghana.

After getting shot two times by the Gunman he was then shot again realizing he was still alive.

North York in Canada witnessed the indiscriminate shooting and immediately friends set up a GoFundMe account to raise funds for victims’ families back at home.

On February 17 Adu Boakye was rushed to the hospital only for it to be too late, his death sparked concern for immigrants abroad as they continue to battle poverty and racial indiscrimination.

At the time of filing this report, over 490 donors had contributed over 28,598 Canadian dollars out of the 40,000 CAD target. The amount comes up to over US$21,000.

The vigil for Boakye was held at a bus shelter across from the Driftwood Community Centre on Saturday, February 24. It had the Toronto Mayor in attendance.

As a community, we are raising funds to support a family who has lost their father, their husband, their son, a brother, and a friend.

Adu Boakye came to Canada seeking a better life for himself and his family. Adu was shot while standing at the bus stop at Jane and Driftwood while waiting for the bus to go and send money to his wife back home in Ghana.

A gunman walked up to him and shot him 2 times in his stomach and as he tried to run he fell and was again shot in his face.

Adu was the primary provider for his family with 4 children and also his elderly parents. This devastating situation is a big loss for a family who is so far away and cannot be here to see Adu for the last time.

We are pleading with the community at large to help raise funds to help the family with funeral costs and also for his wife and children to be able to see him one last time. We thank you in advance for your thoughtful support.