Police releases picture of British-Nigerian teen, Eniola Aluko killed in London bloodbath
London, June 18, 2019 (AltAfrica)-This is the first picture of a tragic British-Nigerian teenager , Eniola Aluko murdered during a frenzied 24-hour bloodshed in London in which three young people were killed and others wounded in separate attacks.
Eniola Aluko, 19, was shot dead at 4.54pm on Friday in a car park in Plumstead, southeast London.
Armed police and paramedics dashed to the scene but were unable to save him from Thamesmead, southeast London. Eniola Aluko joins a growing number of black British born to Nigerian parents who have fallen by bullets this year alone
Five youths as young as 16 have been arrested in connection with the death.
Three boys aged between 16 and 17 and a 17-year-old girl were arrested on suspicion of murder.
Detective Inspector John Marriott, said: “I am continuing to appeal for anyone who was in the area at the time, who saw or heard anything suspicious, to contact police.
“The shooting took place not far from Plumstead Railway Station and I would urge anyone who was commuting to or from this station to speak with us. It was also sunny at the time and a number of people would have been enjoying the weather in the area of Plumstead Gardens.”
The tragedy happened 12 minutes after an 18-year-old man – named locally as Cheyon Evans – was stabbed to death in Wandsworth, southwest London.
Cheyon, understood to be a construction student at college, was set upon by a gang of teenagers, witnesses said.
“I haven’t seen that much blood in my life. I kept trying to tell him ‘stay with me’,” a mum, who witnessed the horror, told The Sun.
Mohammed Nadir Dafallah, 18, from Wandsworth, and a 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have been charged with murder and will both appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
“Four other people – aged between 16 and 19 years old – have been released under investigation,” a Met Police spokesman said.
“An incident room is open under the Homicide and Major Crime Command and inquiries continue.
“Officers from the South West Command Unit will continue to patrol the area and will be on hand to speak with local residents as the investigation continues.”
Sadiq Khan, London Mayor, said he was “sickened” following the deaths.
But on Saturday, a man in his 30s was stabbed to death in Tower Hamlets, east London.
The investigation into that murder continues.
Since Friday’s attacks, Donald Trump retweeted a Twitter post by right-wing commentator Katie Hopkins in which he demanded the capital get a new mayor “ASAP”.
The original post by Hopkins called the capital “Stab-City” and “Khan’s Londonistan” alongside two screenshots of BBC News articles detailing the violence.
“20 hours in Stab-City UPDATE 2 stabbed to death 1 shot dead Three stabbed – but not dead. Wandsworth & Tower Hamlets This is Khan’s Londonistan,” the 44-year-old columnist and TV personality wrote.
A City Hall spokesman said Mr Khan was focusing on supporting communities and he was “not going to waste his time” responding to the president’s tweet.
Three men were also stabbed in a separate attack in Clapham, southwest London, during the latest weekend of violence in the capital.
Additional reports by Mirror UK