Two Further Arrests After Fatal Shooting Last Month

21st May 2015

Detectives investigation the murder of 21-year-old Ola Raji in Peckham, have made two further arrests today.

Two women, both aged 20 years, were arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. They remain in custody at this time.

On Tuesday, 21 April at 22:30hrs, police were called to Surrey Grove, SE15 to reports of shots fired.

On arrival at Surrey Grove, officers found Ola on the ground between two parked cars. He had been shot and stabbed and was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival at hospital.

A post-mortem examination found the cause of death to be a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Detectives believe that on the night of the murder, Ola made his way onto the estate on a push-bike. He was confronted by two people who shot and stabbed him.

Detective Chief Inspector Will Reynolds, from the Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: "The investigating into Ola's murder continues and is moving at a fast pace. I would like to reiterate previous appeals for information and witnesses to come forward.

"I do understand that some people may not wish to speak directly to police. In that event, I urge them to call the independent charity Crimestoppers. The Crimestoppers' guarantee of anonymity has never been broken and callers are not even asked for their name.

"Any information that is provided to my officers will be treated in the strictest confidence. We know there were a number of people in East Surrey Grove at the time of the murder. I appeal for those people to help us by telling us what they know, either in person or anonymously through Crimestoppers. If you know something, please make the call."

Two men, aged 24 and 21, have been arrested in connection with this incident. Both have been bailed to a date in early June pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4205 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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