5 year Old Nigerian Boy whose Torso/Body was found in 2001 in River Thames UK, might have been correctly identified at last?

After over 10 years of the murder of a five year old african boy and various claims of the child’s true identity, a key witness has finally stepped up to confirm the child’s Identity.  He was initial named as Adam by detectives and was believed to have been murdered as part of a ritual killing or the supposed witch killings. His arms, legs and head had been cut off and just his Torso was found very close to the Tower bridge in London. Forensic evidence showed he is from Benin Nigeria. Till date no one has been charged for his Murder *sobs* what a wicked world we live in mans inhumanity to man.

Former Glasgow resident Joyce Osagiede, who now lives in Nigeria, told BBC News the boy’s name was Patrick Erhabor.

She claims she looked after him when she lived in Germany before he was trafficked into the UK.

A tip off  during the time of investigations,  led investigators to Ms Joyce Osagiede, who at the time lived in Glasgow but due to her poor mental state and instability was not prosecuted but was instead deported to Nigeria.

Joyce Osagiede
However sometime last year Ms Osagiede contacted BBC News and said she was now prepared to reveal everything she knew about the case. A team was despacthed to investigate her claim and and they were accompanied by Nick Chalmers, a former detective who worked on Adam’s case.

Ms Osagiede told the BBC she looked after the boy in the weeks before he was trafficked to London and then murdered.

For the first time she revealed what she claimed was his real name.

She said he was called Patrick Erhabor – and that his mother’s surname was Oghogho – she claimed the child was brought to her when she lived in Germany.

In the past, she had told officers she then handed the boy over to a man she called “Bawa” who took him to the UK.

Now, for the first time, she has identified “Bawa” as Kingsley Ojo – a bogus asylum seeker who first came to London in 1997.

Her story is taking with a pinch of salt as she had previously given false information and was still on medication for her mental issue. Meanwhile previous photo she identified as the victim and named Ikpomwosa has actually turned out to be her friend’s son Danny who has been been tracked in Germany and he is hail and hearty and did not even realise his picture had been shared around the world as the headless body found in the river *this bit sounds funny, but really saddening*

Meanwhile the police is urging anyone with any useful info to please contact crime stoppers  anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Area where boys body was found

Area where the boy’s body was found