T’Cha Dunlevy: Teen’s death at Osheaga raises security questions

A young man died at Osheaga on the weekend. There’s no going back. And as authorities continue their work to figure out what exactly happened, there are serious questions to be asked regarding the responsibility of major festivals toward the security of attendees.

What we know so far is that a confluence of heartbreaking circumstances likely contributed to the events leading up to Collins Obiagboso’s body being found in the St. Lawrence River on Monday.

The 18-year-old Ottawa resident, who had been missing since Friday evening, spent the first 14 years of his life in Montreal. His mother, Georgina Mensa Boboe, moved here from Nigeria shortly before he was born, and is now struggling to raise the money to give her son a proper funeral. A GoFundMe campaign that was launched Wednesday with a goal of $25,000 had raised just under $4,700 by Thursday afternoon.

Obiagboso, his cousin…

Original published: 2018-08-10 10:05:08 Read the full Montreal News here


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