Case: Peckham shooting: Ola Raji
Ola Raji
Case unsolved
Status: Unsolved
Categories: Uncategorised
Case synopsis:

Ola Raji, 20, was shot dead on an estate in Peckham on 21 April 2015.

He was attacked by two suspects as he rode into East Surrey Grove on a bicycle at around 10.30pm.

Mr Raji, from Peckham, was also stabbed after he fell to the ground near parked cars.

He was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at hospital. The postmortem gave the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the chest.

No one has yet been charged and the case remains unsolved..

Detectives appealed for witnesses who may have seen the suspects fleeing on foot in the direction of Sumner Road from Cator Road.

On 5 May police made further appeals for witnesses in a black 2011 BMW parked in East Surrey Grove opposite the Damilola Taylor Centre.

In September 2015 police made a further appeal for information. Detectives also issued a CCTV still of two suspects entering East Surrey Grove.

On the third anniversary of the murder, in 2018, Ola's sister His sister Ruki Ware said: "The last three years have been a blur, getting through each day, going through the motions. It's very hard for everyone in different ways. It's a piece of your life that's gone and we're stuck in time but forced to go forwards at the same time. We're all trying as best we can.

"It gets very difficult this time of year being forced to remember what happened that night. We can't move forward until we know exactly what happened and the right people are held to account.

"If anyone has information I would like to beg, really, for them to come forward and help the police and us as a family.

"Anyone who does know anything could really make a big difference to us to grieve and for justice for our brother. No one deserves to have what happened happen. Help to bring the nightmare to an end. Nothing can change what happened but getting some closure and answers would mean a big difference to all of us.

"My brother was a pretty normal 20-year-old guy. Liked his football, definitely one of those people who could make you laugh and who enjoyed having a laugh with you. Liked to eat junk food, liked spending time with his nephew, he was a good uncle. He liked to play lots of computer games, watch sports on TV, a typical 20 year old.

"We are definitely missing him, his lack of presence is something we’re aware of every single day. There is nothing we can do to change that at all but at least getting some sort of justice for what happened is the best we can hope for."

Detective Inspector Helen Rance, who is leading the investigation from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: "Three years on from the night that Ola was murdered I am renewing our appeal to the public for help in identifying his killers.

"Ola lived nearby to where he was murdered - if you know where Ola was headed that night and why, then please get in touch with us.

"There are people out there who know who killed Ola. Given the length of time that has passed I am appealing directly to those people who have that vital information but have yet to speak to us. It is not too late to talk to us and help Ola's family understand why their son and brother was murdered."

Call the incident room on 020 8721 4205 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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