September 19, 2016
2 arrested over murder of British-Nigerian Tobi Animashaun in Greenwich, South-east London
2 men have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Nigerian man in Charlton, Greenwich, South-east London.
Tobi Animashaun, 25, died a day after he was fatally stabbed by a group of men while leaving work through a security gate. On Friday, Sept. 16, a 23-year-old man and a 22-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of the murder. Both currently remain in custody at a south London police station.
Police were called at approximately 19:55hrs on Sunday, 11 September, to reports of a man stabbed in Anchor and Hope Lane, SE7. Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and Tobi was taken to a south London hospital where he died the following morning, Monday 12 September.
A post-mortem examination held on Tuesday, 13 September, at Greenwich Mortuary gave cause of death as incised wounds to chest and abdomen.
The investigation is being led by Detective Chief Inspector Graeme Gwyn from the Homicide and Major Crime Command. He said:
“Tobi was attacked by a group of males as he left work on Sunday evening. We are keeping an open mind as to motive but he was attacked just as he exited the security gate. We are keen to speak with anyone with information and ask they contact us as a matter of urgency.”
Paying tribute to him, the victim’s family said: “Tobi was a son, big brother, cousin and friend. He had a heart of gold and was protective of everyone in his family; especially the girls. It truly saddens us that we have lost Tobi, but his spirit will live on in our hearts. We do hope the people who are responsible for this are brought to justice.”
Source: Metropolitan Police UK