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Water Lane murder: One year on: Police make appeal

Crime / Sun 13th Jun 2021 at 10:40am

CAN you help Essex Police get justice for Robert’s family?

One year on from the tragic murder of Robert Powell, Robert’s family are pleading for anyone with information to do the right thing and help bring Robert’s murderers to justice.

Robert, 50, was shot multiple times outside an address on Water Lane in Roydon during the early hours of Saturday 13 June 2020.

The three men pictured, Nana Oppong, 41, from Stratford, Israar Shah, 36, from Brentwood and Temitope Adeyinka, 37 and also from Stratford, are believed to have all been involved.

Three rewards of up to £5,000 continue to be offered through the independent charity Crimestoppers, for any information given to them that leads to the arrest and charge of those responsible.

Any information can be given completely anonymously.

A statement released by the family said:

“Robert was a loving, caring and compassionate family man. He was a charismatic figure in the community.

“When he walked into a room, he always found someone to talk to, and his easy-going ways meant he always had friends around him.

“He supported his family and enjoyed mentoring young people in the music industry.

“Robert spoke to his mum every day; distance couldn’t keep them apart. He would send her little messages and videos of what he had been doing during the day and always made sure she was okay.


“Our world was shattered when Robert was murdered.

“Please, look into your heart and help us find justice for Robert.

“All we need is someone to do the right thing, right now. The time has come. Please help bring Robert’s murderers to justice.”

Robert leaves behind three children and two grandchildren.

The three men pictured are wanted by detectives in connection with his death, who are asking for anyone with information to please come forward.

Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Stephen Jennings, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said:

“Our dedicated team of officers and staff are still carrying out an extensive investigation to bring those responsible to justice.

“To anyone who may have withheld information over the past year, now is the time to help Robert’s family get some closure and to clear your conscience.

“A lot can happen over a period of 12 months, and relationships and loyalties can change.

“It’s never too late to help make a difference and if you have any information, no matter how minor you think it may be, please report it to Crimestoppers.”

Nana Oppong, who is also known as Enz, is 5ft 6ins tall, of a proportionate build and has links to the East London areas.

Israar Shah, who also goes by the name of Slick, is 6ft 1ins tall, of a slim build and is known to have links to East London and Romford.

Temitope Adeyinka, also known as Limo, is 5ft 8ins and of a medium build. He has links to areas in East London, in particular Stratford and Bow.

You can contact Crimestoppers completely anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their website at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.

More information about the reward can also be found on the Crimestoppers website at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/rewards-for-information.

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