Three More Charged in West Kensington Murder Case

Suspects remanded in custody after returning from overseas

Police on Comeragh Road following the fatal shooting in April

June 12, 2024

Three people have appeared in court in custody to face murder charges in connection with the killing of Janayo Lucima in West Kensington.

A 16-year-old boy arrived in in the UK on Friday 7 June after being extradited from Spain and two 18-year-olds, Issa Siteri from the SW10 area and Yusuf Muhudin Abdi from the W2 area returned voluntarily from Morocco the following day.

All three suspects appeared in custody at the Central Criminal Court on Tuesday, 11 June where they were remanded in custody to appear at the same court on Wednesday, 26 June.

This brings the number of people charged in connection with the killing to eight including 21-year-old Khuedr Al-Kurdi of Fulham Palace Road W6 and 22-year-old Muktar Said of West Kensington. The three others charged are minors aged between 16 and 17.

All five have been remanded in custody to appear at the Central Criminal Court for a trial in February 2025.

21-year-old Janayo Lucima was fatally shot on Comeragh Road at around 10:15pm on Monday 1 April.

Janayo Lucima. Picture: Met Police

He had recently been released from a Young Offenders’ Institution after being convicted of perverting the court of justice for his part in dismembering and disposing of the body of murdered jazz musician William ‘Blaise’ Algar.


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