East Ham man charged with murder

PUBLISHED: 09:12 10 October 2016 | UPDATED: 09:12 10 October 2016

Raja Rashid Ali died in Braintree Road, Dagenham, on the Heath Park Estate

Raja Rashid Ali died in Braintree Road, Dagenham, on the Heath Park Estate


A 25-year-old man has appeared at the Old Bailey charged with murder.

Abubaker Omar-Bana, 25, of Rochford Close, East Ham, was charged with the murder of Raja Ali in Dagenham on Wednesday and stood before Barkingside Magistrates’ Court.

He was kept in custody to appear at the Old Bailey the next day and further remanded to appear at the same court on 19 December.

Mr Ali, 33, of Elm Park, was attacked by a group of men in Stansgate Road, Dagenham, at about 7.30pm on Sunday, September 25.

He managed to stagger around the corner to Braintree Road but collapsed from his wounds and died a short while later. His next of kin have been informed.

Mussa Jalo, 20, of Norfolk Road, Dagenham, was arrested on Thursday, charged with murder the following day and appeared in custody at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Saturday.

Another two men were arrested on Thursday in connection with the killing.

A 33-year-old has been bailed to a date in mid November while a 27-year-old has been bailed to a date in late November.

Four other men – three aged 21 and another 26 – were arrested on Wednesday September 28 on suspicion of murder.

All were taken into custody at an east London police station and later bailed to return on dates on dates in mid November, pending further enquiries.

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