The 2017 death of the victim of an aggravated assault has been ruled a homicide and police are releasing the name of the victim.
On July 20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m., police responded to an injured person call at the corner of Buddy Daye and Gottingen Streets. Officers found a man with a head injury at the scene. He was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries where he remained until he passed away on August 28, 2017.
The Medical Examiner Service conducted an autopsy, and after completing further in-depth testing, ruled the death a homicide. Investigators are now in a position to identify the victim as 51-year-old Benjamin Loka Lokeny of Halifax.
Through the investigation, officers obtained information that Benjamin had been assaulted by another man believed to be known to him. Investigators believe there are people who have information that could help solve Benjamin’s murder and they are asking them to do the right thing and come forward with what they know.
Anyone with information about Benjamin’s murder is asked to call police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or by using the P3 Tips App.
Our thoughts remain with Benjamin’s family and friends on the loss of their loved one.