Two teens bailed over Stockwell ‘murder’


A sixteen-year-old who was arrested on Tuesday morning has been bailed by police alongside a 17-year-old on suspicion of murdering 22-year-old Babafemi Junaid (pictured) in Stockwell last Friday.

Police were called at around 17:40hrs on Friday, 7 February, to a car in collision with a bus in Clapham Road, near to Stockwell underground station.

Detectives believe Babafemi, from Peckham, who was known as Femi, was stabbed in Clapham Road, some 50 yards from the scene of the collision, before getting into his car and colliding with the bus. He was taken by ambulance to hospital. He died later that evening. A post-mortem examination held at Greenwich Mortuary on Sunday, 9 February, gave the cause of death as a single stab wound to the heart.

It is not believed any other people were injured and detectives do not believe anyone else was in the car with Femi at the time of the collision. But, they are particularly eager to speak to anyone that was on the bus at the time.
Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating and an incident room has opened under Acting Detective Chief Inspector Dave Reid.

Acting Detective Chief Inspector Dave Reid said: “At this early stage it appears that the stabbing may be linked to an earlier report of disorder on a 155 bus nearby and enquiries continue to establish the full circumstances.

“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the stabbing to please come forward and assist us with our investigation.

“In particular, I would like to hear from anyone who was on the bus; if so please call the incident line or call Crimestoppers anonymously.”

Anyone with information about this incident should call the Incident Room on 0208 721 4054 or, to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Both teenagers are due return to police on April 8.