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UK police to arraign suspect who killed Nigerian man

By Ikechukwu Onyia


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In a tragic incident, the identity of a Nigerian man who was murdered in Sunderland, UK, has been confirmed by the police. The suspect involved in the crime is set to appear in court charged with his murder.

The incident occurred on April 24 when officers responded to a report of a serious assault at an address on Lily Street, Millfield. Upon arrival, they discovered that 40-year-old Allen Adeyemi Tejan had sustained severe head injuries consistent with a blunt instrument assault.

Tejan was immediately rushed to the hospital, but sadly, he succumbed to his injuries in the early hours of Thursday. Following the incident, a comprehensive investigation was launched, leading to the arrest of a man on suspicion of the murder.

The arrested individual, identified as Adrian Wright, aged 53 and with no fixed abode, has now been charged with Allen’s murder. He appeared before magistrates in South Tyneside on Friday.

Detective Chief Inspector Matt Steel, the senior investigating officer, expressed his condolences to Allen’s family, acknowledging the immense difficulty they are facing in the wake of this tragedy. The investigative team has been diligently working to gather information and piece together the circumstances surrounding the incident.

DCI Steel emphasized the importance of refraining from speculation that could potentially hinder the ongoing legal proceedings. He urged the public to avoid sharing unverified information on social media or within the community.

The police in their release, appealed to anyone who witnessed the assault or possesses any information that may aid the investigation to come forward and contact them as soon as possible. Reports can be submitted through the police ‘Report’ page or by calling 101, quoting reference NP-20240424-0190.

In response to the murder of Mr. Adeyemi, Nigerians residing in Sunderland are planning a demonstration to condemn the act and demand justice.

Although a specific date for the demonstration has not been chosen. It has been confirmed that the Nigerian community in Sunderland is determined to raise their voices.

The City of Sunderland is home to a significant number of Nigerians, and their solidarity underscores the importance of community cooperation in seeking justice for the victims and their families.

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