Nigerian Music Promoter Stabbed to Death in London
Olamide Feshina, 25, was stabbed to death in an estate in south east London by a gang of five men in broad daylight. The incident happened on Tuesday, 14 October 2014.
Neighbour Ted Knott told the News Shopper: “Five of them were chasing three other boys. One had a knife about eight or six inches big and a hacksaw.”
Mr Knott said the incident may have been sparked over a £400 unpaid debt.
The Nigerian music promoter, known as Ben and nicknamed Trigger, had managed to crawl away from his attackers in search of help, but had collapsed few distance away, and a member of the public had to dial 999.
Attempts to save his life by doctors and a paramedic, who “performed surgery in the street in a 30 minute battle” failed, as he was pronounced dead at around 2.30pm.
Ben’s uncle, Samuel, told the London Evening Standard: “He was a very respectful boy. I’m so shocked, I wouldn’t have expected this ever. He was only 25.
“Whether they find the people who did it or not he is never going to come back. For his parents who have been around and supported him for 25 years it is devastating. His mum is in bits.”
His younger brother wrote on Twitter: “Life is short. Never even got a chance to say I love you to my brother. This really is a lesson that we need to keep our family at heart.”
A friend who grew up with Mr Feshina said: “He was close mates with everyone. He was one of the best guys around here. He cared for everybody. He was really friendly.
“We just want to know who did this and why they did it. There are lots of wars down here between different estates. We get used to all the fighting. But Trigger was one of the nicest blokes around here. He isn’t one of the ones you know are involved in trouble.”
His friend Idahosa Osagie, who he worked with on music production company Ride or Die Entertainment, wrote: “This life. May we live it to the fullest. RIP Triggz.”
No arrests have been made yet. And Scotland Yard has appealed for witnesses.
Detective Chief Inspector Russ Taylor, who is leading the investigation for the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area and may have seen either the build up to this incident or the aftermath following the assault.
“There would have been a significant number of people around at this time of day and I would urge anyone who can assist this investigation to contact the incident room without delay.”