6 Charged Over Fatal Newham Shooting Of Young RAF Cadet

Detectives investigating the murder of Royal Air Force cadet Abdul Mayanja in Well Street, Newham, on 25 August 2017 have charged a total of six people.

The 19-year-old had left home to attend a friend’s barbecue party when he was shot in the street yards from Maryland Station in Stratford. He died in hospital.

Mr Mayanja, a cadet flight sergeant, was scheduled to move to Los Angeles the week after his death to finish his training.

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Sean Obazee, 22, of North Pole Road, W10 and Braeden Henry, 23, of Evelyn Road, E16 were charged with murder on Wednesday, 14 November.

They are due to appear at the Central Criminal Court on Friday, 16 November.

Jade Thrower, 23 was charged by postal requisition on Tuesday, 13 November with perverting the course of justice and Kieron Aransibia, 23, was charged by postal requisition on Tuesday, 13 November with perverting the course of justice.

They are due to appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 10 December.

Alex Simos, 20, of St Winefrides Avenue, E12 and Marvin Simos, 22, of Claremont Close, E16 had previously been charged with the murder of Abdul Mayanja.

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Both appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 12 November and at the Old Bailey on Wednesday, 14 November. They will next appear at the Old Bailey on 25 January.

Two other people arrested in connection with this fatal shooting have now been released with no further action.

 

Court Hearing (Update)

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Abdul was blasted to death with a shotgun after being asked: “What ends you from?”, a court has heard.

The 19 year old, was shot as he sat on a wall with a female friend in Stratford, east London, on the night of August 25 2017 and died from a single wound to the chest.

The Old Bailey heard on Monday he was approached in Well Street by two young men, one of whom was carrying a shotgun.

Prosecutor Anthony Orchard QC said: “Abdul was asked, ‘what ends you from?’ or ‘where you from?’.

“The gunmen returned to a dark vehicle, which drove off.”

The court heard a grey Nissan Qashqai, which was allegedly used in the shooting, was found burning in the early hours of the following morning in Jade Close, in Canning Town, east London.

Four men, from east London, are standing trial accused of murdering Mr Mayanja.

Alex Simos, 20, from Manor Park; his cousin Marvin Simos, 22, from North Woolwich; Sean Obazee, 25, from Plaistow; and Braeden Henry, 24, from Silvertown, deny the charge.

Kieron Aransibia, 24, from Beckton, and Jade Thrower, 23, from Manor Park, east London, deny perverting the course of justice.

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