Man found guilty of murder after teenager stabbed to death in Islington

Man guilty of murder after teenager stabbed to death,. Credit: Met Police

A 20-year-old man has been found guilty of murder after a teenager was stabbed to death in Islington.

Uchechukwu Ejimonye, 20, of Islington was found guilty at the Old Bailey over the death of 17-year-old Vasilaki Kakko in Holloway.

He will be sentenced on Thursday, 23 June.

What started as an evening out with friends quickly escalated into a moment of extreme violence. Whilst it is unclear what led Ejimonye to fatally stab Vasso, it is obvious to most people that there is never any excuse to take someone else's life…

Detective Inspector Mick Norman

Police said that they were called around 8.50 on November 23 last year to reports that a man had been stabbed on Yoke Close, close to North Road, Islington.

The London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance also attended and Vasilaki - known as Vasso to family and friends - who was from Newington Green was pronounced dead at the scene at 9.22pm

A post-mortem examination held at Whittington Hospital Mortuary on 25 November 2015 gave cause of death as a stab wound to the neck.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command launched an investigation and quickly established that Vasso had been socialising with a small group of acquaintances in a small public square. Without explanation, one of these men produced a knife and stabbed him in the neck before running away.

The man was later identified as Ejimonye.

He was traced by officers to the Bognor Regis area where he was arrested with help from Sussex Police on 30 November 2015. He was transferred to London and charged the following day.