Police in UK launch manhunt for murderer hiding in Kenya

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Ahmed Mohamed who is wanted in the UK for murder

Police in the United Kingdom (UK) have launched a manhunt for Mr Ahmed Mohamed who allegedly stabbed a British national five years ago before he fled.

In December 2017, Mr Mohamed who was armed with a knife attacked Mr Taofeek Laimid stabbing him severally.

It is 7:30pm, and a passerby notices a man wrangling in pain along Memorial Avenue in West Ham, a decision is made that he is rushed to hospital.

32 minutes later, doctors struggle but could not save his life and he is pronounced dead.

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This week, the UK government said that it believes that Mr Mohamed is hiding here in Kenya and that there is need to give information that will lead to his arrest.

Wayne Jolley the detective investigating the matter said that it is now five years and they are yet to nab the suspect.

“Almost five years have passed since this horrific incident that took a young man from his family, and our investigation very much remains ongoing,” the statement read in part.

The family of Mr Lamidi the victim is now seeking justice and will not rest until the suspect is located and arraigned in court to answer to his charges.

Detectives in the UK said that investigations clearly showed that the suspect was hiding in Kenya and there was a need to ensure that he was nabbed.

He was captured by CCTV footage in the UK wearing a black Puma jumper with a matching trouser.

“Memorial Avenue is a busy residential area close to West Ham station. I know that there were people in the area who witnessed the incident, and I need them to come forward,” detective Wayne Jolley who is investigating the case said.

The detectives said that they will not leak any information on who will give them a tip-off as they will make everything private and confidential.

“Taofeek’s family deserve justice and we will not rest until we locate those responsible and bring them before the courts,” he said.

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