Sunday, 23 June

London: Man stabs Ghanaian Johanita Dogbey to death

Johanita Dogbey, 31, was found with stab wounds in Stockwell Park Road on Monday. Photograph: Family handout/PA Media

A man has been charged with the murder of the stabbing victim Johanita Dogbey as well as offences connected to alleged knife attacks two days earlier. 

Mohamed Nur, 33, of Bond Way, south-west London, was charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon, the Metropolitan police said.

Dogbey, 31, who police said was not believed to be known to the suspect, was found with stab wounds in Stockwell Park Road on Monday and was pronounced dead at the scene at 4.42pm.

Nur has also been charged with a further count of possession of an offensive weapon and three counts of causing grievous bodily harm against two women and a man, two days before the alleged murder.

The two women and man suffered slash injuries in separate incidents in Town Hall Parade, Brixton Road and Acre Lane in Brixton, that happened within a one-hour period on Saturday 29 April.

Nur is due to attend Croydon magistrates court on 5 May.

On Thursday, Dogbey’s family paid tribute to her in a joint statement.

“We are devastated by the news of the passing of our daughter,” the statement read.

“Johanita was a smart, dedicated and loving girl who always helped anyone. She hasn’t got one bad bone in her body. She wouldn’t hurt a fly. We can’t believe a senseless crime like this has happened as we can’t imagine who would do this to her.

“Our hearts are completely broken and will not understand why someone would take our beautiful girl away from us. She will forever be in our hearts as we will carry on living life as gracefully and beautifully as she did.”

Detectives from the Met’s specialist crime command are leading the investigation and have carried out inquiries, including a review of CCTV from the area. They have also spoken to several witnesses.