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Balotelli’s Nigerian friend, Ogunbayo, stabbed to death in London

A twenty -nine -year-old Nigerian, Mayowa Ogunbayo, has been found stabbed to death at a London flat he shared with his fiancée .

Ogunbayo, who is a friend to Italian striker, Mario Balotelli, was discovered by paramedics inside a west London luxury home on Friday , October 20 , 2017.

Ogunbayo, also known as Johnny John, grew up in Nigeria and is said to have lived a lavish lifestyle after setting up his own entertainment company .

According to UK ’ s Mirror, he was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after a post -mortem examination revealed that he died from a wound to his heart.

Detectives have launched a murder investigation , but police say they are treating the 29 -year-old’ s death as “ unexplained ” at this time.

In a statement, the police said it arrested a 21 -year-woman, who was at the scene when officers arrived , on suspicion of murder. She was later freed pending further enquiries .

The statement read , “ Officers attended along with the LAS and a 29 -year-old man was found suffering from stab injuries.

“ He was pronounced dead at the scene at 02 : 57 hours. Next of kin have been informed and formal identification has taken place..

“ At this time the death is being treated as unexplained . A post -mortem examination took place at Northwick Park Hospital mortuary on Friday , 20 October which gave the cause of death as a single stab wound to the heart.

“ Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command took over the investigation on Wednesday, 25 October and are leading the investigation.

“ Enquiries are ongoing. ”
On his Facebook page , the University of Kent alumnus was seen hanging out with football stars like Balotelli, Obafemi Martins and Nigeria’ s hip -hop star , Davido.

Friends have paid tribute to Ogunbayo, describing him as “ respectful gentleman” who “ never looked down on people , even when he got rich”.

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