Man Wanted In Connection With Essex Drive by Shooting Arrested Trying to Enter Morocco From Spain

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A man wanted in connection with a drive-by killing in Essex has been arrested by police in Morocco.

A MAN wanted for questioning over the drive-by murder of a 50-year-old  grandfather in Essex has been arrested trying to enter Morocco from Spain.

42-year-old Nana Oppong, was wanted as part of an Essex Police investigation into the murder of Robert Powell.

Powell was shot eight times with a 9mm pistol outside a party in Water Lane, Roydon, Harlow, in the early hours of June 13, 2020.

Oppong, whose last known address was West Road, Newham, London, was arrested trying to enter Morocco in late September last year.

A police spokesman said: “Because of operational reasons his arrest can only now be divulged.”

As well as featuring on the Most Wanted campaign an Interpol red notice a worldwide alert was issued for Oppong and he was arrested using false identity documents as tried to enter Morocco from Spain.

He was stopped by officers from the DGSN  Morocco’s General Directorate for National Security.

Oppong remains in custody as extradition proceedings are underway.

Oppong is the seventh fugitive to be arrested from the Most Wanted campaign, which is run in conjunction with independent charity CrimeStoppers, Spanish law enforcement and UK policing.

Steve Reynolds, NCA regional manager in Spain, said: “Oppong’s arrest came about after a sustained campaign to trace him and because of the vigilance of our Moroccan partners and support from Interpol.

“This is another excellent result and shows once again that UK law enforcement does not give up on finding those who await justice in the UK.

“Working with our colleagues at home and abroad we will continue to hunt those on the run.”