15-year-old boy charged with murder after Jordan Kukabu, 18, stabbed to death

18-year-old Jordan Kukabu who was murdered in east London  (Twitter)
18-year-old Jordan Kukabu who was murdered in east London (Twitter)

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder after an 18-year-old was stabbed to death in east London.

Wazabakana Elenda Jordan Kukabu, known as Jordan, from Romford, was found with stab wounds near Dagenham Heathway Tube station on Friday evening.

Police were called at around 11.47pm to reports of men armed with machetes. Despite the efforts of emergency services Jordan died at the scene.

A post-mortem examination gave cause of death as a single stab wound to the chest.

Metropolitan Police said on Wednesday evening that a boy 15, has been charged with his murder. He has also been charged with attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

He will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday May 11.

A second man, aged in his 20s, was also taken to hospital with a stab injury. His condition has been assessed as not life-threatening.

Three other males, 16, 17 and 20, were arrested on Tuesday in Suffolk on suspicion of murder and a separate offence of violent disorder. They remain in custody.

A 27-year-old man, also arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of assisting an offender and a separate offence of violent disorder, has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector James Shirley, from the Specialist Crime Command, said: “My thoughts remain with the young man’s family and friends. Dedicated detectives have been working around the clock since this tragic incident as we strive to identify and apprehend those responsible for killing Jordan.

“Our investigation is making significant progress. Local people have provided us with information, which together with forensic enquiries and analysis of CCTV is enabling us to build a picture of what happened on Friday night.

“I am grateful to everyone who has provided information. There will be other people with information that would assist our investigation and I urge them to come forward and share what they know or any relevant footage. This can be done anonymously through Crimestoppers should anyone prefer not to speak with police.”

A 20-year-old man, who was previously arrested on suspicion of murder, has been released with no further action. However, he was also arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and has been released on bail for this offence.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting 8711/05May.

To remain 100% anonymous share your information via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at Crimestoppers-uk.org.