Samuel Opoku Bio
Samuel Opokuis from Toronto is accused of dumping buckets of ‘liquefied fecal matter’ on five people.
The first incident took place Nov. 22, when Opoku allegedly entered the University of Toronto’s John P. Robarts Research Library and poured a bucket of crap on a man and a woman.
Toronto Police are investigating two attacks against students at UofT and York U libraries. The weapon: liquefied fecal waste. @680NEWS and @CityNews speak to a eye-witness of the UofT attack from Friday afternoon at Robarts Library. pic.twitter.com/h9Ftgp6Fbp
— Mark Douglas (@Douglas680NEWS) November 25, 2019
An eyewitness told CityNews that a “concentrated bad smell” overwhelmed the room.
On November 22, it is alleged that Opoku committed a similar unpleasant attack in which he threw fecal matter at a woman and a man in the Scott Library of the University of York. York’s security photos show Opoku smiling as he holds an apparent cube in his hand.
On Monday night, Opoku allegedly threw liquefied stools at a woman off the campus of U of T’s St. George.
Toronto police spokesman Victor Kwong told VICE earlier that the victims were “disgusted.” He said forensic teams analyze the contents of one of the cubes to see if it contains feces …
Samuel Opoku Age
He is 23 years old
Samuel Opoku Arrested
Toronto police have arrested the man they believe is behind a series of feces-throwing attacks.
Samuel Opoku Charges
Police have charged Samuel Opoku, 23, of Toronto, with five counts of assault with a weapon and five counts of mischief interfere with the property.
Samuel Opoku Trial
Opoku will appear in court on Wednesday.
Samuel Opoku Accused
He is accused of dumping buckets of “liquefied fecal matter” on five unsuspecting people.
Officials haven’t confirmed if its human waste that was thrown at the five victims in the three incidents. The bucket that was seized last night will be forensically tested.
Authorities believe the victims were targeted at random.
‘(The victims) were Asian, however, we don’t think that might be the connection because we have different parts of Asia in there. We have some from the west side, some from the east side,’ Const. Victor Kwong said.
Officials do not have a motive behind the fecal matter attacks, and Constable Li says it’s too early to say whether mental health was a factor in the incidents.
Mayor John Tory praised the arrest on Tuesday night tweeting: ‘Great work by Toronto Police arresting an individual in the “feces attacks” investigation. He can’t face justice or be given help until apprehended and it seems our police have that in hand. I hope this arrest will help calm concern on campuses and across the city.’
Toronto Mayor John Tory said the arrest brought relief for the whole city.
“Great work by @TorontoPolice arresting an individual in the “feces attacks” investigation,” Tory tweeted. “He can’t face justice or be given help until apprehended and it seems our police have that in hand. I hope this arrest will help calm concern on campuses and across the city.”
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Toronto police arrested 23-year-old Samuel Opoku in connection with a series of defensive attacks on five students on Tuesday night.
- The police were looking for a man who would trigger three attacks within four days.
- At each attack, the man had thrown a bucket of liquid stool over five unsuspecting humans.
- The police say the attacks seem arbitrary, but all the victims were of Asian descent
- The attacks took place at two universities in the Toronto area
- On Monday, the police released surveillance pictures of the suspect
- He was arrested on Tuesday at 6 pm, charged with five attacks and five mischief accounts that disturb the property.
- Opoku is to appear tomorrow at 10 O clocks in court.