A 38 year-old Regina male has been charged with Uttering Threats after police investigation into an e-mailed message allegedly threatening the lives and safety of an elected official and an official with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health.
On Monday, October 4, 2021, the Regina Police Service received a report of a threatening e-mail, received by several people, with no apparent connection to each other. The e-mail allegedly contained non-specific threats to the lives and safety of government officials and law enforcement, but also mentioned two Saskatchewan individuals by name. The message was sent from a fake account. Extensive investigation led to police executing a search warrant on a south-Regina residence on October 15th. Through investigation, a potential suspect was identified; he was later arrested without incident and subsequently charged.
Thirty-eight year-old Tobechi OKWUONU, of Regina is facing two charges of Uttering Threats, contrary to section 264.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. The accused has been released on strict conditions and will make his first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court on December 1, 2021.