The 22-year-old was killed in broad daylight in Samos Road, Annerley on Sunday.
Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, led by Detective Chief Inspector Mark Cranwell, investigate. DCI Cranwell said:
“This attack took place in the middle of the day, in broad daylight in a residential street. It goes without saying that this incident would have stood out in what would normally have been a quiet environment.
“It appears that four or five male suspects were involved in the attack; both they and Ayodeji were seen to run into Samos Road from Grace Mews. By this point Ayodeji had been attacked. The suspects fled in one direction while Ayodeji went the other way before he collapsed.
“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area on Sunday afternoon and saw this attack, or the events surrounding the attack, to come forward and speak to police. This includes trying to establish if anyone was with Ayodeji when he was attacked.
“My officers are making progress as to why Ayodeji was in the area, why he came to be attacked and who was responsible for his murder, but we need information from the public to assist us in keeping the momentum of this investigation moving forward.”
Two men, aged 19 and 21, were arrested on suspicion of murder on Sunday but have since been released under investigation.
A post-mortem is due to take place today to establish the cause of Ayodeji’s death.
Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact the incident room on 020 8721 4054. To remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
You can also tweet police via @MetCC.Tags: Dagenham
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