Video footage has been released by Scotland Yard showing two men detectives wish to speak in connection with the murder investigation of Andrew Oteng-Owusu, who was stabbed on his estate in August.
Detectives say the men are both being treated as witnesses and officers believe they could have seen or heard something that could be vital in finding nineteen-year-old Andrew’s attacker.
A £20,000 reward is on offer for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of those responsible for Andrew’s death.
The popular young man who cared for his ill mother Tina Ababio in the Lovelinch Estate, near Millwall’s stadium, was stabbed in his right leg on August 3, as he walked home with his mum’s shopping at 11.35pm.
Despite surgeons’ efforts to save him, Andrew was pronounced dead twelve hours later at King’s College Hospital.
Detective Inspector Tom Dahri, who is leading the investigation, said: “It is nearly two months since Andrew was stabbed near to his home at the junctions of Hornshay Street and Lovelinch Close.
“We know that after he was stabbed he staggered home and collapsed at his front door, where he was found by his mother.
“He has been described as a “gentle giant” and was a carer for his mother, who is on dialysis.
“There are few clues as to why this might have happened.
“The community on the Lovelinch Estate have been really supportive of the investigation, and we have spoken to a number of witnesses so far, but I would still like to speak to a young black man, who we understand walked with Andrew to his block after he had been stabbed.
“Also the two men in the CCTV images we have released who were walking in the area when Andrew was stabbed.
“It is entirely possible that they may have seen or heard something that could be important to the investigation and it is imperative they come forward.
“I would like to reassure them that they are being treated as witnesses and will be dealt with in the utmost sensitivity.”
Police also arrested a 55-year-old man on September 6 in connection with the investigation, who was bailed until a date in November pending further enquiries.
Anyone that can assist the investigation is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4961. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.