A 33-year-old Ghanaian living in the UK has been stabbed to death near his home in Croydon, the Metropolitan Police has confirmed.
A publication from the police cited by theghanareport.com said Albert Amofa was killed in an attempt by robbers to steal his car.
The police said they received a call at about 21:18hrs on Sunday, December 15, 2019, to Drake Road in Croydon to reports of an injured man.
Amofa, who sustained a stab wound to his leg was taken by the London Ambulance Service to a west London hospital where he died on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.
Officials revealed that his family has been informed with an autopsy scheduled to be conducted on the remains. No arrest has been made yet.
Detective Chief Inspector Mick Norman, from the Specialist Crime Command, who is leading the investigation, has called for witnesses to come forward.
“At this early stage we are still keeping an open mind as to the motive but it appears Albert was simply returning home to be with his family… He was killed near his own home and his family have been left devastated. Specialist officers are doing all they can to support them at this terrible time.
“I believe that someone in the local community will have information about who was responsible for killing Albert. You cannot imagine the pain this has caused his family and I am directly asking the community to give them the answers they deserve,” he said.
“You can speak to my team in the strictest of confidence via the incident room on 020 8721 4005, or make use of anonymous methods such as Crimestoppers. The most important thing is that you tell us what you know, so please make that call.”