Crime & the Law

Further appeal for information in Peckham murder

Ola Raji, the victim.

Ola Raji, the victim.

Two weeks on from the murder of 21 year old Ola Raji in Peckham, detectives are appealing for the occupants of a black 2011 BMW to come forward.

The vehicle was parked in East Surrey Grove opposite the Damilola Taylor Centre either during or immediately following the murder.

It’s believed that there were at least two people inside the vehicle, who were then joined by a woman.

She had a conversation with the driver before sitting inside the car for around 20 minutes.

The woman then left the vehicle and ran quickly towards the scene of the shooting.

The BMW was stationary throughout this time.

However, it then did a u-turn in East Surrey Grove and drove off in the opposite direction towards Commercial Road with its lights off.

Police are keen to speak to the occupants of the car, the person whose name the car is registered in and the woman who approached it.

Detective Chief Inspector Will Reynolds, from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command, said:

I would like to be very clear that the keeper and occupants of this vehicle are not suspects.

We previously appealed to find the driver of a car travelling down Rosemary Road at around 22:30hrs on 21 April. That driver has since come forward and been spoken to purely as a potential witness.

I do understand that some people may not wish to speak directly to police. In that event, I urge them to call the independent charity Crimestoppers. The Crimestoppers’ guarantee of anonymity has never been broken and callers are not even asked for their name.

Any information that is provided to my officers will be treated in the strictest confidence. We know there were a number of people in East Surrey Grove at the time of the murder. I appeal for those people to help us by telling us what they know, either in person or anonymously through Crimestoppers. If you know something, please make the call.

The details of Ola Raji’s murder can be found here.

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