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Charged: Two Men accused of 2020 Telford Murder

On 13th of October 2020, at Bridges Business Park in Telford, a 20 year old man by the name of Tamba Momodu was shot six times and later died of his wounds.

At the time, Telford Policing Commander, Superintendent Jim Baker, said: “This is clearly a very serious and tragic incident that has seen a young man lose his life and our thoughts are very much with his family and friends at this sad time.”

Momodu, who also went by his UK Drill rap name TeeRose, was widely reported as being charged, then acquitted of the murder of Teewhizz (Abdullahi Tarabi, 19), together with an accomplice.

Teewhizz was a Somali Drill music rapper in Northolt London. In 2017 he was chased and stabbed in the back with a zombie knife. He later died of his injuries.

A YouTube Drill music video that recreated the Teewhizz murder was famously banned in a landmark case. Teerose, also known as TerroRL, left London as the Somali gang that Teewhiz belonged to, sought revenge for the killing.

TeeRose eventually ended up in Telford, and unfortunately so did his killers.

Almost four years on, the well-planned killing of Momodu that involved a number of burnt out cars and vehicle swaps in order to cover the tracks of the gangland execution-style murder, resulted in Police making over 30 arrests.

From what seemed from the outside as cold case, the latest arrests this week have resulted in charges of murder and arson. Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Mark Bellamy, said: “I have maintained my commitment to Tamba’s family that we will do all we can to give them the answers they need around Tamba’s death.

“Yesterday’s arrests were the result of comprehensive complex enquiries and I’m grateful for the assistance of the Dutch authorities. This investigation has spanned three and half years during which time we have worked relentlessly on multiple lines of enquiry and highlights our commitment to protect our communities and take action against those suspected of being involved in serious violence.”

From the three arrests, two 32 year olds, one from Watford and one from Glasgow were charged and due in court at Kidderminster this morning.

Pic: Telford Live

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