Ahmaud Arbery: Oprah Winfrey calls, gifts mother of black man killed in US while jogging

Ahmaud Arbery: Oprah Winfrey calls, gifts mother of black man killed in US while jogging

- Oprah Winfrey searched for Wanda Cooper Jones's number and gave her a surprise call during her late son Ahmaud Arber's birthday

- She told Wanda she hoped justice will be served and regretted how the late jogger died a painful death while going about his daily workout routine

- Oprah also said she walked in solidarity with the murder victim and was glad two suspects were behind bars

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American media personality Oprah has personally called late jogger Ahmaud Arbery’s mother to condole with her and reassure the grieving lady.

During Ahmaud’s 26th birthday, the talk show host surprised Wanda Cooper Jones with a bunch of gifts accompanied by a heartfelt phone call.

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She wished the young man a happy birthday and held a lengthy conversation with his surprised mum.

According to TMZ, Wanda’s heart was in her mouth when she was told Oprah was on the phone and wanted to talk to her.

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She was unsure how the philanthropist got a hold of her contacts but was eternally grateful for the kind gesture.

To her, it was one of the best things that happened in a while and she will forever cherish the golden moment Oprah’s voice was close to her ear.

Wanda said the wealthy celebrity was thinking of Ahmaud and was still saddened by his brutal murder.

The TV icon who has also ventured into acting hoped the deceased would get justice and the perpetrators behind his untimely death would face the full wrath of the law.

She was glad prime suspects Gregory McMichael and Travis McMichael were finally arrested after a hue and cry by people on social media.

Wanda admitted Oprah sent her something via mail but declined to divulge any more details about the special gift.

Oprah told her she walked with friends in honour of Ahmaud’s memory after celebrities and other social media users did the same.

Ahmaud died after being shot twice in the chest on February 23, 2020, while jogging in his neighbourhood.

He was accosted by a father and son who had parked their car by the roadside waiting for him to approach them.

A fourth party who was slowly driving behind the 25-year-old recorded the whole thing and the video was later leaked to the public.

McMichaels first told the police they suspected Ahmaud was a burglar before the video surfaced.

In other news, a young Ghanaian lady by name Matilda Agamu who has recovered from the novel coronavirus has revealed how her colleague traders have prevented her from selling.

The young trader narrated her predicaments to Kojo Yankson, in a short documentary sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official Facebook handle of Joy 99.7 FM.

According to Matilda, although she had recovered from the novel coronavirus, her colleagues stopped her from going about her usual business for the fear that she might infect them.

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