Detectives of the Metropolitan Police United Kingdom, have announced a £20,000 reward for anyone with any information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the murder of 16-year-old Nigerian boy, John Ogunjobi, in Tulse Hill in November 2018.
Ogunjobi was stabbed in the chest as he waited to be picked up by his mother in Tulse Hill. Detectives investigating John’s murder have released CCTV of two cars that they are looking for info on.
The CCTV footage shows two cars, 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. The two cars were seen shortly before and after the stabbing at around 22:50hrs on Monday, 5 November 2018.
The police is asking for 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.
Officers on patrol 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.
Detective Chief Inspector Richard Vandenbergh who spoke on the latest development, 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 car on the evening of the murder or in the days leading up to or following it. Think back, have you seen the Polo? Has anyone lent their Polo out and it has been returned damaged, or have you repaired the damage to a Polo matching this description or even had a crash with a similar Polo and exchanged details with the driver?
“I hope 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 police.”
The police says anyone with any information should contact the incident room on 020 8721 4961 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.