EXCLUSIVE: Kelvin Chibueze’s mother speaks of relief after his killer is caught on the run by police

Kelvin Chibueze, from Croydon, who was stabbed.

Kelvin Chibueze, from Croydon, who was stabbed. - Credit: PA Archive/Press Association Images

The mother of Kelvin Chibueze expressed her relief today after her son’s murderer Lerone Boye was finally caught after 98 days on the run.

Lerone Boye. Picture: Metropolitan Police Service

Lerone Boye. Picture: Metropolitan Police Service - Credit: Archant

Boye, 27, who was sentenced to 28 years in prison for the 17-year-old’s murder, was found in a house in Elderberry Close, Chigwell, at 3.55pm on Tuesday.

Speaking exclusively to the Recorder, Tina Chibueze said: “Thank goodness for that. I cannot believe he has been found - I am so happy.

“Every night I was so scared. I kept thinking he was coming.”

Tina said she feared for her five-year-old daughter.


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On hearing the news from the Recorder, the mother expressed her dismay she had not been called by police about the news.

She said she has not spoken to the police since a Crimewatch appeal was aired on November 28.

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Boye escaped from mental health unit John Howard Centre in Homerton, east London where he was being held on October 16.

“Police have not even called me, they should have done,” she added.

“I kept thinking that he might have escaped to Ghana.

“This news will never bring my son back.”

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