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Man charged with Nigerian's murder

PUBLISHED: 10:30 26 March 2009 | UPDATED: 16:24 25 August 2010

KILLED: Sunny Eze.

KILLED: Sunny Eze.

A MAN has been charged with the murder of a Nigerian man who was found stabbed to death in a ground-floor flat.

A MAN has been charged with the murder of a Nigerian man who was found stabbed to death in a ground-floor flat.

Mark Anthony Brown, 34, of no fixed address, was charged with the murder of Sunny Eze, 33, on Tuesday at approximately 6pm. Eze was killed in a flat in Vyvyan House, Campbell Close, Woolwich on March 4 at approximately 10pm.

Unemployed Brown appeared at Greenwich Magistrates Court on Wednesday morning where he was remanded in custody. He will next appear at the Old Bailey on July 1 when he is due to enter a plea.

Officers arrested a 23-year-old man on March 13 who was was bailed to return to a police station at the end of April.

On that evening they also arrested a 25-year-old-man who was bailed until April 16.

Detectives are still trying to piece together information on Eze's life in England and are appealing for people who knew him to come forward. It is believed the Nigerian national was living at the flat but they do not know for how long and they do not think he had a job.

His identity was only discovered from fingerprint records from a visa application traced down to Lagos in Nigeria last year. Now his family in Nigeria have been tracked down and told about the murder.

Anyone with information should call the incident room on 020 8721 4805 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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