Police investigating the murder of Oluwamayowa Adeyemi, known as Samson, have made a second arrest as they renew appeals for information on a vehicle believed to have been used by the suspects.
21-year-old Oluwamayowa Adeyemi, also known as Samson, died after he was shot in the chest outside his home in Brackenfield Close, Hackney, on Friday, June 5, 2020.
When police and the London Ambulance Service arrived, Samson was found suffering gunshot injuries. Despite the efforts of medics and officers, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say a 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the murder but has been released on bail until July. A 22-year-old man previously arrested on suspicion of murder has also been bailed.
Authorities also revealed that a Volvo estate they believed was used by Adeyemi’s killers was found abandoned more than a mile away in Cowper Road the following morning.
The car was undamaged when found and was bearing the false registration plate EX18EXE.
The Detective leading the investigation, Chief Inspector Paul Considine, appealed to anyone who witnessed the shooting or anyone with any other information to contact the police.
He said: “I am very keen to hear from anyone who thinks they have seen this Volvo or knows who drives it.”
“Although we have arrested someone on suspicion of being concerned in the murder, the Volvo remains a very important appeal point for us.
“It was found abandoned the morning after Samson was shot. When it was discovered by police, it was bearing a false registration plate and therefore, in the days and weeks beforehand, may have been displaying different plates.
“The car is a large estate vehicle
and had some distinguishing features – there were scuff marks to both corners
of the front bumper and the front passenger door mirror was held on with tape.
“I am very keen to hear from anyone who thinks they have seen this Volvo or knows who drives it. My officers and I need to hear from you if you have any information about this car, no matter how insignificant you may think it to be, your information could be key to our investigation.
“Equally, I am keen to hear from anyone that witnessed the shooting in Brackenfield Close on Friday night, or anyone that has any other information that might assist the investigation.
“This is a tragic incident that has resulted in the loss of a young man’s life, and robbed a family of their future together, leaving them devastated. If you can help us find those responsible, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.”