Evan Edwards pleads guilty to manslaughter of Babafemi Junaid

Edward Evan, 20, pleaded guilty to manslaughter
Edward Evan, 20, pleaded guilty to manslaughter

An 20-year-old man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Babafemi Junaid, who was stabbed to death near Stockwell Tube Station last year.

Evan Edwards, from Stockwell Road SW9, will be sentenced at the Old Bailey on Tuesday November 24 for manslaughter and violent disorder.

Junaid was found on 7 February 2014 suffering from a stab wound to the chest. He was taken to hospital but died that evening.

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

According to police, Babefemi had become “the inadvertent focus of an attack by a group after a disturbance on a 155 bus spilled out onto the street.”

He was waiting at the bus stop when the fight spilled out onto the pavement at Stockwell station. As he attempted to get away he was chased and attacked by the group.

Babafemi Junaid
Babafemi Junaid

Junaid managed to get to his car but, as a result of his injuries, then crashed it into the back of a bus. The group then opened his car doors, kicking and punching him until bystanders came over to intervene.

Detectives launched a murder investigation and which resulted in a number of people getting arrested, including Edwards. Robert Anderson, 25, Kirk Reid, 18, and Michael Edgal, 19 were charged but not found guilty. Yannick Nzerasse, 19, and Christopher Munsaka, 20, were found guilty of of violent disorder and sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, suspended for two years.

Detective Inspector David Reid Homicide and Major Crime Command said: “This was a horrific incident which culminated in a violent disturbance on a bus and sadly led to a young man losing his life. I hope today’s guilty plea goes some way to helping Babafemi’s family move on from what has been an extremely distressing experience.”