Metropolitan Police are making a new appeal for information with a £20,000 reward about a Newham killer who murdered their victim 5 years ago. Ahmed Deen-Jah was 24-years-old when he was stabbed in heart in an unprovoked attack in a convenience store in Custom House on April 2 2017.
Deen-Jah had entered the shop on Freemasons Road, Newham, where he bought a cigarette lighter and was spotted on CCTV leaving the shop before returning 30 seconds later being followed by a person wearing dark clothing, a balaclava and gloves. The Police have now released CCTV of an individual they would like to identify as part of the investigation.
The suspect in the CCTV chased Ahmed around the convenience store before attacking him, he was stabbed in the hard and suffered slash injuries to his hands. Ahmed was given emergency first aid but he sadly died at the scene a short time later. Witnesses reported they had seen the suspect get into a black Mercedes parked outside the shop in which two other men were thought to be travelling.
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The Met Police’s Specialist Command opened a murder investigation which racked up thousands of hours worth of work by detectives without anyone being brought to justice. They are now offering £20,000 for information that leads to the identification, arrest and prosecution of the person responsible for Deen-Jah’s murder.
Speaking in 2017, Ahmed’s father, Abubakarr Jah, said: “Ahmed was a beautiful, kind boy. He wanted to do something with his life. Now we have lost him. He didn’t deserve for this to happen. Young people need to put down their knives and stop the violence. It is destroying families and communities.”
Shortly after the fourth anniversary of Ahmed’s murder his younger brother, Abubakkar Junior Jah, was stabbed to death in Coolfin Road, Canning Town, East London on April 26 2021. Met Police have arrested ten people in connection with Abubakkar’s murder and the investigation is also ongoing.
A post-mortem into Ahmed’s death held at East Ham Mortuary found his cause of death to be stab wound to the heart and three people, all aged 23, are currently released under investigation. Three other males have been released with no further action. A post-mortem examination held at East Ham Mortuary on 4 April 2017 gave cause of death as a stab wound to the heart.
Anyone with information that could help police is asked to call the incident room on 020 8345 1570 . Alternatively, call 101 quoting CAD 5326/02Apr17. To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. You will not be asked for your name and your computer or phone’s I.P. address cannot be traced.