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A man wanted by British police for a brutal drive-by murder has been arrested in Morocco.
Nana Oppong, 42, was among 13 fugitives named in a National Crime Agency (NCA) most-wanted campaign last year.
Oppong was wanted as part of an Ess*x Police investigation into the murder of Robert Powell, 50, on June 13, 2020.
Father of three, Mr Powell, was shot eight times with a 9mm pistol outside a party in Water Lane, Roydon, Harlow, and the shooter sped away. He died at the hospital the next day.
Nana Oppong was arrested when he tried to enter Morocco from Spain with false documents
Oppong, whose last known address was Newham, London, was arrested when he tried to enter Morocco in late September last year.
Police said they could not release news of his arrest at the time due to security and operational reasons.
In addition to being on the NCA’s most-wanted list, Oppong was the subject of an Interpol Red Notice, an official request sent to law enforcement groups around the world to arrest the suspect on the spot.
The fugitive was detained by agents of the DGSN – General Directorate of National Security of Morocco – when he tried to use false identity documents to enter Morocco from Spain.
Oppong remains in custody, with extradition proceedings now underway.He is the seventh fugitive arrested from the NCA’s Most Wanted campaign, which is run in conjunction with the independent charity CrimeStoppers, Spanish law enforcement and UK police.
Oppong’s arrest is the result of excellent collaboration between Ess*x Police, the NCA, CPS, Interpol, Crimestoppers and other law enforcement colleagues around the world, and it doesn’t stop there.
Detective Superintendent Stephen Jennings, who is leading the Ess*x Police investigation, said: “Numerous officers and staff from all agencies involved in this case have been working around the clock to obtain justice for Robert’s family.”
We all share a common goal: to find anyone suspected of committing a crime, no matter where they try to hide.
“Our work continues and we will not stop until Nana Oppong returns to the UK and faces the courts.”
Lord Ashcroft, founder and chairman of the Crimestoppers charity, said: ‘It is very encouraging that another fugitive has been caught while fleeing abroad.
“This highlights the success of our joint Most Wanted campaign with the NCA, as more than half of the people wanted have already been arrested.
‘Remember that with Crimestoppers, as an independent police charity, you are never asked for your personal details; just anonymously tell us what you know online or call our UK Contact Center on 0800 555 111.
“With your support, we can help ensure that dangerous criminals can no longer avoid facing justice.”