PICTURED: Nigerian Man, Jeffrey Okafor, JAILED FOR LIFE For Murdering CBBC Star and Fleeing For Five Years

Jeffery Okafor United Kingdom Murder fugitive that fled to Nigeria arrested, extradition process concluded - Nigeria Police Tweeted last year November
24-year-old Nigerian-born Jeffrey Okafor who went on the run for five years after fatally stabbing a CBBC star to death has been jailed for life for his murder. Carl Beatson-Asiedu, who appeared in the BBC children's series MI High, was killed after he was stabbed in the heart as left a central London club in 2009.

Jeffrey Okafor admitted killing the 19-year-old to his girlfriend, but fled to Nigeria using his brother's passport, sparking a five-year manhunt before he was extradited. He was extradited from Nigeria in November 2014. He was found guilty following a trial at Woolwich Crown Court and today (1 May) was sentenced to life with a minimum 17 years in jail.
Man jailed after stabbing CBBC star to death
Jeffrey Okafor
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Beatson-Asiedu was a university student who also went by the name DJ Charmz. On the night he was killed, he and some friends had performed a set at the Club Life nightclub in Kennington, south London. After leaving, they were approached by another group of men who they'd had minor disputes with in the past. Although, since leaving college the two groups had no further further issues between them until that night.

Undated handout photo issued by Metropolitan Police of Carl Beatson-Asiedu. Jeffrey Okafor is facing a lengthy jail sentence after being found guilty of stabbing the CBBC star to death.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday April 30, 2015. Beatson-Asiedu, who appeared in the BBC children's series M.I. High, was set upon and stabbed in the heart as he left a club with friends in 2009. His killer Jeffrey Okafor, 24, confessed to the murder to his girlfriend, but fled to Nigeria on his brother's passport - sparking a five year manhunt. He was eventually extradited and was today found guilty of murder after a trial at London's Woolwich Crown Court. See PA story COURTS DJ. Photo credit should read: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Victim Carl Beatson-Asiedu
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After an argument broke out, Beatson-Asiedu was stabbed once in the heart by Okafor and was later pronounced dead. Okafor rang his girlfriend to admit he stabbed Beatson-Asiedu and asked her to dispose of some clothes he had been wearing when he killed the 19-year-old. He then withdrew all his money before leaving on a flight to Lagos, Nigeria using his brother Junior's passport.

Police said Okafor managed to lead a "relatively comfortable life aided by others" during his five years in Nigeria, including joining the National Youth Service Corps and completing part of the equivalent of national service. He was arrested in September 2014 after information was passed on to the Nigerian authorities.

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