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 stabbed a CBBC actor to death outside a nightclub in central London has been found guilty of murder. Okafor attacked Carl Beatson Asiedu in Vauxhall in August 2009 when a late-night row escalated into violence.
The court was told he confessed to his girlfriend before fleeing to Nigeria using his brother's passport. Mr Beatson Asiedu, who appeared in the CBBC series M.I. High, was also a part-time DJ known as DJ Charmz.
DNA found on gloves
On the night he was killed he was with friends and had performed a set at the Club Life nightclub near Vauxhall station. Outside the club he and his friends were approached by a larger group of men, which included Okafor, and an argument broke out.
The court heard it was at this time the DJ became separated from his friends and was stabbed by Okafor. A post-mortem examination concluded the cause of Mr Beatson Asiedu's death was a single stab wound to the front of the chest.
|Jeffrey Okafor confessed to a girlfriend, the court heard|
She said he gave her a pair of black gloves to look after which were later passed to police. DNA which may have come from the victim was found on one of the gloves. The prosecution said four days later Okafor boarded a flight from Heathrow Airport to Lagos using his brother's passport.
He was extradited from Nigeria in November. Okafor, of East Dulwich, south-east London, is due to be sentenced on Friday.
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