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.
Nigerian Jeffrey Okafor convicted for murder in London today after good cooperation with @PoliceNG and FGN to track, arrest & extradite him.— UK in Nigeria (@UKinNigeria) April 30, 2015
Jeffery Okafor 23yrs, #UnitedKingdom #Murder fugitive that fled to #Nigeria arrested, extradition process concluded. pic.twitter.com/mWbvJJ1FCU— Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG) November 5, 2014
|Victim Carl Beatson-Asiedu|
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.