Two teenager have been charged with the murder of 17-year-old Cambridge boy Jesse Nwokejiobi, and a man and woman from Harston have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.
Officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit returned to South London on Tuesday evening to bring in two 16-year-olds, originally arrested on last Friday evening (November 25), for further questioning.
Jesse Nwokejiobi, of Cambridge, who was stabbed to death in Cambridge on November 19, aged 17
They charged them on Wednesday afternoon and they are due to appear before Huntingdon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (December 1).
The detectives also arrested a 44-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman from Harston on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.
Both of them remain in custody at Parkside police station in Cambridge.
Jesse, from Edinburgh Road, died from a single stab wound to the chest in the area of Logan’s Meadow in Cambridge on Saturday, November 19.
Investigators at the scene on Logan’s Meadow, Cambridge. Picture: Geoff Robinson Photography
A 14-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the attack at his home in Cambridge at about 11.30pm that night, while another 14-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy were both arrested at their homes in South Cambridgeshire at around midnight that night. They remain on bail to return to Thorpe Wood on February 20.
Last week, Jesse’s father paid tribute to his son.
Logan’s Meadow, Cambridge, murder scene. Picture: Geoff Robinson Photography. (60775666)
He said: “Jesse was a good son and at home he was very creative and loving.
“He made jokes, cooked a lot and helped with the chores. He was a quick learner and did very well at school. He did really well with his GCSEs and we all hoped he would become a medical doctor.
“I miss him terribly. I will love him forever.”
Anyone with information is urged to pass it to the Major Crime Unit online via the Major Incident Public Portal. Anyone without internet access should call 101 and quote Operation Helix.