Man Charged With Stabbing 2 Men — 1 Fatally — In Riverdale, Police Say

A 16-year-old girl has been arrested on suspicion of murder over the stabbing of man in south London on Sunday.

Ayodeji Habeeb Azeez, 22, from Dagenham, was killed on Samos Road, Anerley, on November 4.

The girl is the third person to be arrested on suspicion of murder, however two men aged 19 and 21 have now both been released under investigation.

Undated Metropolitan Police handout photo of Ayodeji Habeeb Azeez, 22, who was fatally stabbed in Anerley, south London, last Sunday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday November 9, 2018. Police have arrested a 16-year-old girl on suspicious of murder following the death of Mr Azeez. See PA story POLICE Violence. Photo credit should read: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Ayodeji Habeeb Azeez, 22, was fatally stabbed in Anerley, south London, last Sunday (Picture: PA)

‘A 16-year-old girl was arrested this morning Friday, 9 November at an address in south London on suspicion of murder,’ Scotland Yard said.

‘A post-mortem examination which took place at Princess Royal Hospital Mortuary on Tuesday, 6 November gave his cause of death as multiple stab wounds.

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‘Two men – aged 19 and 21 – were arrested on suspicion of murder on Sunday, 4 November – both have been released under investigation.’

Mr Azeez was murdered in broad daylight on November 4, with emergency services called at 12.30pm.

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But despite efforts from paramedics, he died at the scene just half an hour later.

Image ??Licensed to i-Images Picture Agency. 04/11/2018. London, United Kingdom. Samos Road stabbing. Forensics officers seen putting on the investigation tent at crime scene. A man has died after being found with fatal stab wounds on a street in south-east London. He was found in Samos Road, Anerley, in Bromley, at 12:30 GMT and pronounced dead at the scene at 13:00, police said. Detectives say there are few details of the victim and no arrests have been made. The Met said it has launched a murder investigation and the area remained cordoned off while inquiries continue. The killing comes after two teenage boys were both fatally stabbed in separate incidents in south London. Picture by Gustavo Valiente / i-Images
A girl has now been arrested on suspicion of murder over the stabbing (Picture: Gustavo Valiente / i-Images)

Police believe four or five male suspects were involved in the attack and are still appealing for witnesses in the area.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Cranwell, from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: ‘This attack took place in the middle of the day, in broad daylight in a residential street.

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‘It goes without saying that this incident would have stood out in what would normally have been a quiet environment.

‘It appears that four or five male suspects were involved in the attack; both they and Ayodeji were seen to run into Samos Road from Grace Mews.

‘By this point Ayodeji had been attacked. The suspects fled in one direction while Ayodeji went the other way before he collapsed.

Undated handout photo issued by the Metropolitan Police of 16-year-old John Ogunjobi who died after being stabbed in Tulse Hill, south London, on Monday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday November 8, 2018. See PA story POLICE TulseHill. Photo credit should read: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
John Ogunjobi, 16, died after being stabbed in Tulse Hill, south London (Picture: PA)

‘I am appealing to anyone who was in the area on Sunday afternoon and saw this attack, or the events surrounding the attack, to come forward and speak to police.

‘This includes trying to establish if anyone was with Ayodeji when he was attacked.

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‘My officers are making progress as to why Ayodeji was in the area, why he came to be attacked and who was responsible for his murder, but we need information from the public to assist us in keeping the momentum of this investigation moving forward.’

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London’s murder count for 2018 currently stands at 119, 42 of which involved victims aged 16 to 24. 20 of them were teenagers.

On Monday November 5, a 16-year-old boy was killed in front of his parents in Tulse Hill, south London.

John Ogunjobi was a drill rapper under the alias JaySav and also belonged to a gang in the area known as LTH, Lower Tulse Hill.

It was reported that the teenager, the youngest of his siblings, was stabbed five times, in the heart and in the stomach.

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