Thursday, 22 September 2016


Obina Ezeoke is accused of killing mother-of-nine Annie Besala Ekofo and Bervil Kalikaka-Ekofo, 21, at a flat in East Finchley.


Annie Besala Efoko and Bervil Kalikava-Efoko
Image Caption:Annie Besala Efoko and Bervil Kalikaka-Ekofo were both killed
A man has been remanded in custody after he appeared in court charged with killing a woman and her nephew in north London.
Obina Ezeoke, 24, appeared at Hendon Magistrates' Court on Wednesday after he was charged with the murders of Annie Besala Ekofo, 53, and Bervil Kalikaka-Ekofo, 21.
They were both shot dead at a flat in East Finchley on 15 September.
Ezeoke, of no fixed address, gave his name and date of birth before the two charges of murder were read out in court.
No formal plea was entered, but defence lawyer Julian Prus Streicher said Ezeoke would be entering a not guilty plea.

Flats in in Elmshurst Crescent in East Finchley, north London
Image Caption:The pair were shot dead inside a flat in East Finchley last Thursday
Mr Kalikaka-Ekofo, a psychology student, died from a gunshot wound to the head.
A cause of death has not yet been revealed for Mrs Ekofo.
Four other people, including a child, were inside the flat in Elmshurst Crescent at the time of the shooting but were not harmed.
Mrs Ekofo was described as a "wonderful loving mother" who was the "glue that kept everyone together in the family". Mr Kalikaka-Ekofo's father said his sone "never looked for trouble".
Ezeoke was remanded in custody and will appear at the Old Bailey in London on 19 October.
A 20-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains on bail until late October.