Victim of fatal Newham stabbing named

A man who was stabbed to death in Newham on 29th December, 2020, has been named as 28-year-old Abiola Olalekan Akerele.


Police were called to Stondon Walk, East Ham at 3:18pm after being alerted to the assault of a man.


Officers travelled to the scene with London Ambulance Service, who discovered that Akerele was the victim of a brutal stabbing.


Despite the best efforts of London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance, Akerele was pronounced dead at the scene.


A post-mortem investigation found that the cause of death was a wound to the heart.


At 11pm on the same day, an 18-year-old male was arrested at an address in Newham on suspicion of murder. He was charged with murder on New Year's Day.



(Above) murder victim, Abiola Akerele (Metropolitan Police).


A further two people were later arrested on suspicion of murder.


Detective Inspector Joanna Yorke from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command (Homicide) said: “Our investigation is continuing at pace and we are working tirelessly to give Abiola's family the answers they deserve.


"This murder took place in daylight, in a residential area, at a time when we know many people were in their homes. I believe that there will be people in the local community who either saw, heard or know something about this incident. I urge those people to get in touch."


Anyone with any information is urged to call 101 or tweet @MetCC, quoting CAD 3667/29DEC.


Alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111.