Nigerian man stabbed to death in North West London

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A Nigerian man, Mayowa Ogunbayo has been found dead in a London flat after being stabbed in the chest.

Businessman Mayowa Ogunbayo was discovered inside his apartment in Park Royal, North-West London, and police have launched a murder investigation.

The 29 year old entertainer and friend of footballer, Mario Balotelli was discovered by paramedics inside his flat in Park Royal, West London. Medics battled for around an hour to save the 29-year-old but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem exam found Mr Ogunbayo died from a stab wound to the heart.

A 21-year old woman, who was at the scene when officers arrived, was arrested on suspicion of murder and was taken to a north London police station.

She has since been released on bail pending further enquiries and it is understood detectives are working to establish if his wound could have been self-inflicted

Mayowa is said to have lived a luxury lifestyle after setting up his own entertainment business.


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Neigbours in Abbotsford Court saw police and paramedics rush to the scene at around 2am

Facebook posts show Ogunbayo – also known as Johnny John – driving and posing with former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Balotelli.

Nigerian-born Mr Ogunbayo worked as a promoter and lived with his fiance in the flat at the swanky Royal Waterside development.

Neighbours described seeing police frantically trying to get into the building at around 2am on Friday morning.

Michael Cottrill, 29, said: “We we’re woken up by the flashing blue lights and there must have been about six police cars and an ambulance outside.

“There were a lot of officers running around and a lot of activity and they were coming in and out of flat all through the weekend.

“It’s usually a very nice, quiet place to live and it’s a big surprise to hear what’s happened.”

Another neighbour, who asked not to be named, said: “There are double security doors and the police were ringing all the buzzers tying to get people to let them in.

“I knew him to say hello and he seemed like a lovely bloke.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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