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Police lay charge in the 2017 homicide of Benjamin Lokeny

Police have charged a Halifax man with the 2017 murder of Benjamin Loka Lokeny.

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.

Responding officers found Benjamin Lokeny, 51, suffering from a head injury. He was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries where he remained until he passed away on August 28, 2017.

Through the investigation, officers obtained information that Benjamin had been assaulted by another man believed to be known to him. The Medical Examiner Service conducted an autopsy, and after completing further in-depth testing, ruled Benjamin’s death a homicide.

On March 22 at approximately 8:45 p.m., investigators arrested 52-year-old Troy Edward William Clayton in Halifax. He was remanded to appear in Halifax Provincial Court today to face a charge of second degree murder.

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.

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Source : Media Release

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