Israel Ogunsola: Teen murderer Jonathan Abora jailed for life over Morning Lane stabbing

Jonathan Abora. Picture: Met Police

Jonathan Abora. Picture: Met Police - Credit: Archant

The teenager who murdered Israel Ogunsola off Morning Lane will spend at least 18 years behind bars.

Jonathan Abora, 18, of Dalmeny Avenue, Holloway, was jailed for life today at the Old Bailey. He was also sentenced to another three years, to run concurrently, for possession of a knife.

He and a partner in crime – who is still at large – got out of a car and attacked Israel, 18, as he cycled along Link Street at 8pm on April 4. They knifed him six times.

Police believe Israel knew Abora and the other person, and had been involved in a dispute with them. A passer-by who witnessed the attack told investigators the attack was “relentless” and there was a clear intent to kill.

Israel died at the scene 25 minutes after being attacked. His cause of death was listed as multiple stab wounds.

Abora was caught through CCTV and forensic evidence.

Det Ch Insp Chris Soole from the Met’s murder squad said: “Israel was hunted by Abora who was armed and ruthless in his efforts to kill.

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“He will now have plenty of time to think about his actions in prison where he belongs.

“I hope this conviction brings some small comfort to Israel’s family and acts as a deterrent to anyone thinking of carrying weapons on our streets.

“We know Abora did not act alone and we are now appealing for anyone who knows what happened to call police.”

Anyone with information can call 020 8345 3734 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

You can also tweet information via @MetCC.