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Third man charged with first-degree murder in Etobicoke shooting

Last Updated Mar 30, 2018 at 8:51 pm EDT

Abdirahman Islow, the alleged getaway driver, has been charged with first degree murder in the death of Nnamdi Ogba

A third man with ties to Edmonton has been charged in the shooting death of 26-year-old Nnamdi Ogba.

Toronto police say Abdirahman Islow, 27, of no fixed address has been charged first-degree murder in the death of 26-year-old Nnamdi Ogba.

Islow, who was arrested Thursday night, is the alleged driver of a getaway car used in the shooting.

He made a court appearance Friday morning in Toronto.

Islow is also wanted by Edmonton police on five outstanding warrants in that city. According to police he has a “history of violence and weapons offences.”

Trevaughan Miller, 19, and Abdullahi Mohamed, 22, both of Toronto, were charged on Thursday after a series of raids and each face a single count of first-degree murder.

Ogba was visiting friends in the Scarlett Road and Eglinton Avenue West area of Etobicoke on March 16 when he was shot in the back while walking to his car.

Ogba was an electrical engineer and engaged to be married at the time of his death. Police said he had no criminal record and no gang affiliations.

“Mr. Ogba did nothing to bring this upon himself,” said Det. Jason Shankaran. “The evidence we have in front of us tells us that Mr. Ogba’s lifestyle, his activities, anything he did prior did not lead to this particular incident. The only thing that led to his death was simply walking out of that building at that particular time and place.”

Police said Ogba was the victim of a “cowardly” attack meant to strike fear in the west end community.

In the days following the shooting, Det. Jason Shankaran told the media that police believe the assailants were looking to kill someone in the neighbourhood in order to seek some sort of vengeance in the community, but he did not elaborate what may have provoked such retaliation.

Ogba’s death is Toronto’s 12th homicide of the year.