Nigerian Social Worker Stabbed to Death by Client in Canada

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Edwin Eriye

A 47-year-old youth social worker for Wood’s Homes was fatally stabbed early Friday morning while she was on the job caring for an 18-year-old client in Calgary.

The victim was identified as Deborah Onwu by the police at about 2:45 am on Friday while the suspect in custody was arrested around 5am.

Onwu was a youth social worker with Calgary’s Woods Homes, a children’s mental health centre that provides treatment to children, youths and families.

In 2017, she was recognized by the Calgary Society for persons with disabilities for her five-year anniversary as a relief residential support worker.

Staff Sgt. Martin Schiavetta stated that it is believed that a verbal and physical confrontation happened between the suspect and onwu, which led to her being stabbed.

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