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British fugitive wished around a push-by shooting in Essex is arrested while striving to enter Morocco 


A male needed by British law enforcement over a brutal drive-by murder has been arrested in Morocco.

Nana Oppong, 42, was amongst 13 fugitives named in a Nationwide Criminal offense Agency (NCA) most required marketing campaign past year.

Oppong was wanted as section of an Essex Police investigation into the murder of Robert Powell, 50, on June 13, 2020.

Dad-of-3 Mr Powell was shot 8 moments with a 9mm pistol outside the house a get together in Drinking water Lane, Roydon, Harlow, with the shooter promptly driving off. He died in healthcare facility the next working day.

Nana Oppong was arrested as he attempted to enter Morocco from Spain using false papers

Nana Oppong was arrested as he tried to enter Morocco from Spain applying false papers

Robert Powell, a 50-year-old dad-of-three, was shot eight times outside a party in 2020

Robert Powell, a 50-yr-aged father-of-3, was shot eight periods outdoors a social gathering in 2020

Oppong, whose past recognized handle was in Newham, London, was arrested striving to enter Morocco in late September last calendar year.

Law enforcement reported they have been not able to disclose news of his detention at the time thanks to operational and safety good reasons.

As effectively as being placed on the NCA’s Most Preferred checklist, Oppong was the issue of an Interpol Crimson Observe – an formal request despatched to legislation enforcement groups globally to arrest the suspect on sight. 

The fugitive was stopped by officers from the DGSN – Morocco’s Typical Directorate for National Safety – as he experimented with to working with fake id documents to enter Morocco from Spain.

Oppong continues to be in custody, with extradition proceedings now underway.

The suspected gunman Oppong had travelled from Spain to Morocco, where he was arrested (image from scene of 2020 shooting)

The suspected gunman Oppong had travelled from Spain to Morocco, wherever he was arrested (graphic from scene of 2020 taking pictures) 

He is the seventh fugitive to be arrested from the NCA’s Most Wanted campaign, which is run in conjunction with independent charity CrimeStoppers, Spanish law enforcement and British isles policing.

Steve Reynolds, NCA regional supervisor in Spain, stated: ‘Oppong’s arrest arrived about right after a sustained marketing campaign to trace him and for the reason that of the vigilance of our Moroccan partners and aid from Interpol.

‘This is yet another outstanding final result and displays as soon as once more that United kingdom law enforcement does not give up on discovering these who await justice in the British isles.

‘Working with our colleagues at dwelling and overseas we will keep on to hunt people on the operate.’

Oppong is one of 12 fugitives that were placed on the National Crime Agency's Most Wanted list for 2022

Oppong is 1 of 12 fugitives that ended up put on the Nationwide Criminal offense Agency’s Most Wished record for 2022

Detective Superintendent Stephen Jennings, who potential customers the Essex Police investigation, claimed: ‘Numerous officers and personnel throughout all companies included in this situation have been functioning working day and evening to get justice for Robert’s family.

‘Oppong’s arrest is the end result of an exceptional collaboration between Essex Police, the NCA, the CPS, Interpol, Crimestoppers and other law enforcement colleagues about the entire world, and it does not stop there.

‘We all share a widespread aim – to uncover anybody suspected of committing criminal offense, no make a difference the place they try to disguise.

‘Our perform proceeds, and we will not quit till Nana Oppong is back in the Uk and experiencing the courts.’

Lord Ashcroft, founder and chair of the charity Crimestoppers, explained: ‘It’s very encouraging that yet another fugitive has been caught whilst on the run overseas.

‘This highlights the achievements of our joint Most Needed marketing campaign with the NCA as far more than half of the preferred people have now been arrested.

‘Remember that with Crimestoppers, as a charity which is independent of the police, your individual details are in no way requested for – just tell us anonymously what you know on-line or call our British isles Speak to Centre on 0800 555 111.

‘With your assistance, we can assistance make sure perilous criminals are no for a longer time able to prevent facing justice.’

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