8th person charged in Walpole Island killing


It’s the investigation that keeps churning out charges.

An eighth person has now been charged in connection with a homicide on Walpole Island First Nation.

On Saturday, officers from the OPP’s Lambton County Crime Unit attended the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service and took an individual into custody on the strength of a warrant.

A 20-year-old Kitchener man is charged with first-degree murder.

More than a year ago, the remains of Oyebode Oyenuga were found on Walpole Island First Nation. He had been reported missing to the Windsor Police Service a month prior to the discovery of his body.

Earlier this month, a 21-year-old North York man was also charged with first-degree murder in connection with the case.

Five other people from outside of Chatham-Kent are also facing first-degree murder charges, while a 36-year-old Erieau man must answer to charges of trafficking a firearm, weapon or ammunition in connection with Oyenuga’s death.

The investigation continues under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch.

Police would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance in this ongoing investigation.

Any person with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Lambton County OPP Crime Unit at 519-882-1011 or 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or submit a tip online at www.sarnialambtoncrimestoppers.org where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.






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