UK police offer N9.3m reward for information on killers of John Ogunjobi

John Ogunjobi

One year after a 16-year-old Nigerian, John Ogunjobi, was murdered in Tulse Hill, United Kingdom, his killers are yet to be arrested.

Sahara Reporters writes that the UK Met Police have appealed for anyone with information that could lead to the arrest and prosecution of the assailants.

Our Agency gathered that the UK Met Police said a reward of £20,000 (N9.342m) was available for information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for young Ogunjobi’s murder.

It was learnt that the police were called to Greenleaf Close, Tulse Hill at 10:53 pm on November 5, 2018.

The report also said that officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service (LAS) and found the 16-year-old collapsed in the street with stab injuries.

It was gathered that despite the efforts of paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:41 pm, adding that a post-mortem examination at Greenwich Mortuary gave cause of death as a stab wound.

Supt Richard Vandenbergh, who is investigating the incident, 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.”

According to the report, officers are re-releasing CCTV footage of a black Audi Q5 vehicle, registration number LB11 XPJ (false plates) and a light coloured VW 5-door Polo, with damage to the corner of its offside rear bumper, saying that the two cars were seen shortly before and after the stabbing at around 10:50 pm on Monday, November 5, 2018.

It was further revealed that on Tuesday, November 6, the black Audi Q5 was found to have been burnt out on the Gunsite Allotments, Grange Lane, Dulwich. Checks revealed that this vehicle, under the correct registration number, had been stolen from Burbage Road on 12 October 2018.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have seen these cars in or around the Tulse Hill area at the time of the incident to come forward and speak to them.