Thursday, 1 December 2011

The Murder of Stephen Ojerinola

On Sunday 20th November 2011, the remains of Stephen Ojerinola aged 18 was found in a back garden in Eltham, South East London. This is the family's story. Please share the link and post this video far and wide in order for the family to have a chance of justice for their precious son.

Stephen Ojerinola body found -  This piece first broadcast on 30 Nov 2011. Televised on UK's regional television BBC1 London. Programme (Program) -- London News

Huffington Post article:
Stephen Ojerinola: Family Visit Eltham Garden Where Remains Found Buried


The family of a teenager whose body was apparently found under a patio with a shed built on top broke down in tears when they visited the scene.

Stephen Ojerinola, 18, from Camberwell, south-east London, went missing in April, his relatives said.
Police searching a semi-detached house in Lynsted Gardens, Eltham, south-east London, found his remains on Sunday and a post-mortem examination revealed he died from stab wounds.

Carrying framed pictures of him, more than a dozen family members, including his mother Olayinka Ojerinola and stepfather Ade Bakare, both 48, visited the quiet residential street where his body was discovered to lay flowers.
His mother collapsed with grief on two occasions and had to be supported by the others. Dressed in black, relatives placed several bunches of lilies in the front garden of the house, lit a candle and said a prayer.

They described Mr Ojerinola as a "bright, articulate and intelligent boy whose family adored him" and said he was a "loving son and brother" to his two sisters and three brothers.
Community activist Lee Jasper, who is supporting the family, read out a statement on their behalf, while the young man's mother continued to sob.

"Stephen was our beautiful son whose callous and brutal murder has left his entire family in a state of profound shock and disbelief," the statement said. "Stephen was a teenager that faced challenges typical for someone of his age. Nevertheless Stephen had both huge potential and his entire life before him."

Two men - Lee Davies, 35, of Chiswell Square, Greenwich, and William Regan, 36, of Lynsted Gardens, Eltham - have been charged with the murder of Mr Ojerinola and are due to appear via video-link at Camberwell Magistrates' Court. Regan has also been charged with two counts of residential burglary.
Three women, one in her 60s and two in their 40s, along with a man in his 40s, were detained by police as well and bailed to return next month, pending further inquiries. They were arrested on suspicion of murder and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

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