Sodiq Adebayo, aged 22, Akeem Gbadamosi, 21 and Eugene Ocran, 19, have been charged with the murder of a 17-year-old boy, Marcel Addai who was stabbed in the chest on September 4 after being chased through St John’s Estate in Pitfield Street, Hoxton, London on Sept. 4. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A 40-year-old woman, who wanted to remain anonymous said she saw the victim being chased before falling to the ground as she watched from her nearby flat.
“There was a big chase,” she said. They ran through the estate, some on bikes, some on foot. By the end of it when he died there were about 15people around him. I just heard the screams, the cries – a primal scream of death. I could really hear it. I don’t know if it was one of his friends who realized that he was dead but it was the most echoing, crying noise”
Earlier statement from the Metropolitan Police indicated that Akeem Gbadamosi and Eugene Ocran were charged on Wednesday, September 9 and appeared in custody at Hendon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 10 September. Sodiq Adebayo appeared in custody at Hendon Magistrates’ Court on Saturday 12 September.