Man Who Murdered Actor In London And Fled To Nigeria Arrested After...

Man Who Murdered Actor In London And Fled To Nigeria Arrested After 5 Years (PICTURED)

By Ekemini Ekwere | News Reporter on September 27, 2014
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A Nigerian man, Jeffery Okafor, has been arrested over the murder of British actor five years after he fled the UK.

19-year-old Carl Beatson Asiedu died after being stabbed outside Club Life in Vauxhall, South London, in the early hours of August 1 2009.

Carl Beatson Asiedu murdered in London in 2009
Carl Beatson Asiedu murdered in London in 2009

The suspect, Okafor fled to Nigeria using his brother’s passport. He was last seen at the Heathrow Airport boarding a flight to Nigeria right after the murder.

Nigerian police say they have arrested Okafor after a wide Facebook appeal to track him down offering a reward of N2.8 million for information leading to his arrest and prosecution.

Okafor was detained by Nigerian authorities on Tuesday, September 23, 2014

He is expected to be extradited back to Britain.

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