Day: April 2, 2018

CASSOGI UK Congratulates Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua

The members of the Central Association of Ogun State Indigenes in the UK, (CASSOGI UK) yesterday sent a congratulatory message to boxing champion, Anthony Joshua on the occasion of his latest victory.

The message on the association’s Facebook page read:

The entire membership of CASSOGI UK congratulates one of us, a son Of Ijebu, Ogun State on the occasion of his latest boxing match victory.

WE ARE PROUD OF YOU, AJ

 

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Joshua, an indigne by birth of Ogun State, Nigeria, effortlessly defeated his opponent Joseph Parker on 118-110, 118-110 and 119-109 points to win the world heavyweight championship unification  belt last Saturday  at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff  Wales

Anthony’s dad is from Ogun state and is an alumni of Ijebu Ode Gramar School in the state.

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The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun led delegation to Cardiff,  to watch & cheer Anthony Joshua on and posed for a picture with t he Champion and his dad after the fight.

 

 

23 Year old Dies In Plumstead After Being Stabbed In The Neck

A man has died shortly after being stabbed in Plumstead on Saturday night.

Police were called just after 8.30pm to a south-east London hospital after the victim was driven there by a friend.

The victim was suffering a stab wound to the neck and despite the efforts of medical staff the 23-year-old man died from his injuries later that evening.

Police believe the victim was attacked in the Plumstead area, possibly near the railway station and was able to call a friend who was able to then drive him to hospital.

He was able to call the friend who collected him in his car and took him to hospital.

The victim’s next of kin has been informed.

A post-mortem has not yet taken place.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, who is leading the murder investigation said: “This investigation is in its very early stages and we are still piecing together exactly where and how the victim was attacked.


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“Were you in the Plumstead area last night? Did you witness a commotion or altercation, or see anything that seemed unusual, like a person or group of people running in the area? Any fragment of information is useful to our investigation and I would urge you to call police immediately.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact 0208 721 4805, or call police on 101 quoting ref 7434/29 March.

Alternatively information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers via 0800 555 111.

There have been no arrests.


 

 

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London’s Murder Rate Overtakes New York For The First Time Ever

London has overtaken New York City’s murder rate for the first time in contemporary history as the capital has been overwhelmed with a spate of stabbings.

While London remains substantially the safer city overall, with less than half the homicides of New York last year, a recent spike in knife crime meant February was the first month the UK capital was home to more murders than the US city.

London has endured a significant increase in knife crime, with 15 dying in February, nine of whom were aged 30 or younger. Meanwhile 14 were killed in the Big Apple.

London also suffered 22 fatal stabbings and shootings in March, higher than the 21 which took place in New York, according to the report in the Sunday Times.

Both cities have populations of similar sizes which are around 8.5 million people.  While New York City’s murder rate has gone down – decreasing by around 87 per cent since the 1990s – the Big Smoke’s has simultaneously surged. London’s has increased by nearly 40 per cent in the space of three years alone – not including deaths caused by terrorist attacks.

London Furder victims (from l – r) Abraham Badru, Taofeek Lamidi, Kelvin Oduniyi

A murder probe was launched on Saturday after a 36-year-old woman was killed in the 30th incident of fatal knife crime in London this year.

First picture of Leyla Mtumwa stabbed to death in north London

The death came just hours after a 23-year-old man was fatally stabbed in the neck in Plumstead, south-east London on Thursday evening.

Fatal stabbings in England and Wales are now at their highest levels since 2011 – growing by 12 per cent in the year ending December 2017.


Names of 11 London murder victims in just 16 days

  • Lyndon Davis, 18: March 14
  • Joseph Williams-Torres, 20: March 17
  • Balbar Johal, 48: March 17
  • Tyrone Silcott, 42: March 18
  • Hersi Hersi, 36: March 18
  • An unnamed man in his 40s: March 19
  • Beniamin Pieknyi, 20: March 20
  • Russell Jones, 23: March 24
  • Julian Joseph, 26: March 24
  • Abraham Badru, 26: March 25
  • David Potter, 50: March 26
  • Unnamed man, 23: March 28

Cressida Dick, commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, has said social media is in part to blame for the rise in knife violence.

The report comes days after it The Independent revealed fatal stabbings are taking place every three days in London amid concerns of a resurgence of “postcode wars” between battling gangs.

The closing gap of the murder rate between New York and London has been partially attributed to the differences in tactics adopted by the two police forces.

“London remains one of the safest cities in the world,” a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police told The Independent. ”The Met is concerned at the increase in murders in London, and specialist detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.

 

“One murder is one to many, and we are working hard with our partners to understand the increase and what we can all do to prevent these tragedies from happening in the first place.”