Case: Anerley stabbing: Ayodeji Habeeb Azeez
Ayodeji Habeeb Azeez
Case unsolved
Status: Unsolved
Categories: Uncategorised
Case synopsis:

Ayodeji Habeeb Azeez 22, was stabbed to death in Anerley on 4 November 2018.

Police and paramedics were called to Samos Road at around 12.30pm.

Mr Azeez, from the Dagenham area, was pronounced dead at the scene at around 1pm.

A postmortem gave the cause of death as multiple stab wounds.

Detectives launched a murder investigation and appealed for witnesses.

On 13 November Chase Grey, 23 (01.09.95) of Lancaster Road, South Norwood, was charged with murder. On 20 November Kevin Lusala, 21 (21.12.1996) of Eldred Drive, Orpington, was charged with murder. A 16 year-old girl and a 17 year-old boy were charged with murder in December 2018.

They are due to stand trial at the Old Bailey on 7 May 2019.

Two men aged 19 and 21 and a 16 year-old girl were arrested on suspicion of murder before being released pending further enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Cranwell said: “This attack took place in the middle of the day, in broad daylight in a residential street. It goes without saying that this incident would have stood out in what would normally have been a quiet environment.

“It appears that four or five male suspects were involved in the attack; both they and Ayodeji were seen to run into Samos Road from Grace Mews. By this point Ayodeji had been attacked. The suspects fled in one direction while Ayodeji went the other way before he collapsed.

“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area on Sunday afternoon and saw this attack, or the events surrounding the attack, to come forward and speak to police. This includes trying to establish if anyone was with Ayodeji when he was attacked.

“My officers are making progress as to why Ayodeji was in the area, why he came to be attacked and who was responsible for his murder, but we need information from the public to assist us in keeping the momentum of this investigation moving forward.”

Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact the incident room on 020 8721 4054. To remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. You can also tweet police via @MetCC.

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