Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of 16-year-old John Ogunjobi
in Tulse Hill are renewing appeals for assistance in finding those
responsible for his death.
A reward of up to £20,000 is available
for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person
or people responsible for the murder.
Officers are also asking
anyone who may have seen a black Audi Q5 in or around the Tulse Hill
area at the time of the incident to come forward and speak to police.
Police were called to Greenleaf Close, Tulse Hill at 22.53hrs on 5 November 2018.
attended along with the London Ambulance Service (LAS) and found
16-year-old John Ogunjobi collapsed in the street with stab injuries.
Despite the efforts of paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene
A post-mortem examination at Greenwich Mortuary gave cause of death as a stab wound.
investigation is underway by detectives from the Homicide and Major
Crime Command, led by Detective Chief Inspector Richard Vandenbergh.
Vandenbergh said : “I am appealing to anyone who has information that
could assist this investigation to come forward and speak to police. We
believe the victim was attacked by a number of suspects and the
altercation would have undoubtedly been witnessed by a number of people.
We are also asking people to think back as to whether they saw a black
Audi Q5 on the evening of the murder or in the days leading up to or
following it. I hope that the reward associated with this case will help
encourage people who have information, to share what they know. We are
still working to establish the circumstances around the attack but
believe that several people will have key information that would enable
us to get justice for John’s family.
“Moreover, I think it is
quite likely that some people who were friends with John will hold vital
information that they haven’t shared with police. They should think
about his death at such a tragically young age, think about the misery
caused to John’s family and maybe think about the reward too – and then
make what is surely an easy decision – to come forward and speak with
Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident
room on 020 8721 4961 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Meanwhile, four men – aged 22, 20, 21 and 23 – were arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to custody at south London police stations. All four men have been released under investigation.