Second man, 17, charged with murder of Kwame Ofosu-Asare in Brixton

Kwame Ofosu-Asare was stabbed to death on the Moorlands Estate, Brixton on 2 March

Detectives investigating the murder of Kwame Ofosu-Asare in Brixton on 2 March have charged a second person.

The 17-year-old man, from Camberwell, was arrested and charged by detectives today (Wednesday) and will appear at Croydon Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, accused of the murder of Ofosu-Asare.

Police say 17-year-old Kwame, from Catford, was attacked as he walked from a music studio to a friend’s aunt’s home near Adelaide Close on 2 March. While his companion managed to escape unharmed by scaling a wall, Kwame was unable to and was stabbed a number of times.

He died in an ambulance of multiple stab wounds.

Members of the public reported a “dark and heavy” atmosphere around Brixton, Streatham Hill and West Norwood in the days and hours leading up to the murder. Police reported seven violent crimes involving knives in and around Brixton in the week before the fatal stabbing.

Earlier in the day of Kwame’s murder another teen, Garfield Stuart, was left blind in one eye after being stabbed 37 times on board a bus near West Norwood bus station.

A 22-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of Kwame’s murder earlier this month was released with no further action.