(London, England) – Two men have been arrested in the fatal stabbing of 25-year old model Harry Uzoka.
Signed to Premier Model Management, the same modelling agency that helped launch the careers of models Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford, Uzoka was described on social media as an “icon for black boys in the UK”.
He’d been seen in campaigns for elite companies like Mercedes, Zara and most recently GQ. He was stabbed in the heart in London. George Koh, 24, and Jonathan Okigbo, 23, are alleged to have attacked the young model outside of a block of flats in Shepherd’s Bush.
Koh, of York Way, Camden, and Okigbo, of Trevithick House, Kentish Town, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.
The pair spoke only to confirm their names, dates of birth and addresses. Koh has also been charged with the possession of an offensive weapon.They were remanded in custody and will appear at the Old Bailey on Thursday.
Scotland Yard detectives believe Mr. Uzoka was attacked outside Ollgar House in Ollgar Close shortly before 4pm on Thursday 11 January. He collapsed in nearby Old Oak Road and was pronounced dead at the scene at 5pm despite the efforts of Air Ambulance doctors.