Thursday, November 7, 2019

One year on... UK Police offer £20,000 reward for information on murder of Nigerian John Ogunjobi

On the one year anniversary of the murder of 16-year-old John Ogunjobi in Tulse Hill, UK detectives are continuing to appeal for anyone with information to come forward.

The UK Met Police said a reward of £20,000 was available for information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for young Ogunjobis murder.

Police were called to Greenleaf Close, Tulse Hill at 10:53 pm on 5 November 2018.

Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service (LAS) and found the 16-year-old collapsed in the street with stab injuries.

Despite the efforts of paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:41 pm.

A post-mortem examination at Greenwich Mortuary gave cause of death as a stab wound.

Supt Richard Vandenbergh, investigating, said: “One year has passed since John was fatally attacked, but our determination to find those responsible and bring them to justice has not diminished.

“John was just 16-years-old and his life had barely begun. We believe he was attacked by a number of suspects, and know that the altercation was witnessed by a number of people, some of whom have still not come forward to tell police what they know. It is also quite likely that some of John’s own friends may hold vital information, but are yet to talk to us.

“I am all too aware that some young people may be reading who want to engage with us but are afraid that someone might find out. If that is you, I want you to know that we can work together, in the strictest of confidence. Or, if you prefer, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, 100% anonymously, and tell us what you know that way.

“It cannot be right that a young man’s murderer is walking around free while his devastated family still wake each day, not having properly begun to mourn yet. Work with us and we can get the justice John’s family deserve.”

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