Teen Charged With Murder Of Abiola Akerele ‘Nayta The King’


An 18-year-old young man Rayhan Ali has been charged with the murder of Nigerian rapper Abiola Akerele aka Nayta The King in London.

The rapper was fatally stabbed during a fight at about 3.20pm (GMT) in Stondon Walk, East Ham on December 29, London Metropolitan Police said on its website.

The police said a special post-mortem examination established the cause of the 28-year-old’s death to be a stab wound to the heart.

Mr Ali was arrested around 11pm (GMT) on the same day at an address in Newham on suspicion of murder and charged with murder on Friday, Igbere TV reports.

He was due to appear in custody at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, police said.

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Detective Joanna Yorke from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command (Homicide) said, “Our investigation is continuing at pace and we are working tirelessly to give Abiola’s family the answers they deserve. This murder took place in daylight, in a residential area, at a time when we know many people were in their homes. I believe that there would be people in the local community who either saw, heard or know something about this incident. I urge those people to get in touch.”

The late rapper was a member of East London-based music group, The Mucky Wolfpack, and appeared on national radio and BBC 1Xtra show, Evening Standard reports.

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