Ford Confirms Having Coached Victim Shot Dead in East Toronto

Toronto’s festive Mayor Rob Ford recently revealed that the 20-year-old man shot to death on Thursday night in the city’s east end was a former player on his football team. Ford proclaimed having known the victim on his weekly radio show on CFRB on Sunday, alleging that Kwado “Kojo” Mensah was a player of the mayor’s team, the Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School. He mentioned that Mensah was a stellar player and a “nice, polite young man.”

The victim’s mother previously informed reporters that her son wanted to be a pastor. She mentioned “every day he used to tell me: ‘Mom, I love you. Mom, I love you. And now where is my son, where is my son?’” Police has asserted that Mensah was found with gunshot wounds to the chest and declared dead at the scene of the housing complex shooting (near Morningside and Old Finch avenues). Investigators are suspecting that Mensah’s death was probably related to another shooting incident that took place at the same night in city. In that incident, police reveals that a 32-year-old man arrived in hospital with a gunshot wound to his lower body, who was also allegedly shot in eastern Toronto.

During his radio show on Sunday, Ford remembered Mensah, saying that “he was truly a nice, polite young man. He never gave us any problems and he was a phenomenal football player.” He alleged that “It tears me apart when things like that happened so close to home,” Ford said. “He will be missed.”

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