Temidayo Fuwad Ogunneye, the 15-year-old schoolboy stabbed to death in south London on Wednesday may have been robbed a few hours before he was killed.
The Peckham teenager, known as Temi, was found by police with stab wounds to his torso in Myatts Fields Park, Camberwell, on Wednesday afternoon. He was taken to nearby Kings Hospital but died shortly after 10.30pm. He is the fifth teenager to be stabbed to death in London this year.
Police now think the stabbing may have followed an earlier robbery. Speaking at the scene on Friday, Detective Chief Inspector John McFarlane, of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command, said:
"Our enquiries have led us to believe that Temi was robbed of his Blackberry mobile telephone at about 14:40hrs by three suspects on Cormont Road.
"We believe he then left the area but returned with other youths... shortly before 16:00hrs to try and retrieve his property."
According to local witnesses, the teenager was knifed in the chest by another youth, who then fled the scene shouting: “I done him. I stabbed him.” Following the murder, four teenage boys were arrested and three remain in police custody in south London.
DCI McFarlane appealed to anyone who might have witnessed the robbery or who saw the youth running down Halsmere Road shortly after 4pm, or a group of youths hanging around the Cormont Road area to contact the police on 0208 721 4205 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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18-year-olds Kieron Carew-Donaldson and Darius Kwakye, from Camberwell and a 17-year-old girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will also face two counts of robbery.
Meanwhile, early this morning a 15-year-old boy became the sixth teenage suspect to be arrested and is currently in custody at a south London police station.
Temi's family are said to be 'numb' with grief after the schoolboy's brutal murder last week and have asked for privacy to grieve in peace.