More charged over footballer's death

Three more men have been charged over the death of a 17 year old Oxford United footballer who was stabbed to death in east London.

Godwin Lawson (pictured) died in Hackney on Saturday 27 March 2010.  He had gone to the capital to visit family and friends.

Daniel Riley, 21, Koffi Osimeh, 19, and Matthew Junior Lanihun, 20, all from north London, are accused of murdering him.

They have also been charged with the attempted murder of two men, aged 18 and 20, who suffered stab wounds in the same incident.  Lanihun is also charged with possession of a lock knife.

The trio were due to appear at Enfield Magistrates' Court on Thursday 10 June.  Moise Avorgah, 19, from Tottenham, north London, has already appeared in court charged with killing Mr Lawson and the attempted murder of the 18-year-old man and 20-year-old man.

He has been remanded in custody to appear the Old Bailey on June 16.

Godwin was a member of Oxford United's football academy.  The first team wore black armbands in their game on Tuesday 30 March, away at Stevenage, as a mark of respect.  A minute's silence was then held before Oxford United's game at home to Salisbury on Easter Monday, 5 April.

Read Facebook tributes to Godwin Lawson

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