Young Nigerian man convicted of stabbing 24-year-old man to death in London over second-hand Gucci bag

A 24-year-old Nigerian man, Samuel Odupitan, who stabbed a stranger to death in order to steal his second-hand Gucci bag in Croydon, London was convicted on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.  

Odupitan, of Longheath Gardens, Croydon, killed 24-year-old Tyler Roye on February 26 in Bywood Avenue, Croydon.

He appeared at Croydon Crown Court on Tuesday December 1, where he was found guilty of murder following the vicious attack, which took place just minutes away from the victim’s home.

He will be sentenced at the same court on Monday, 7 December.

Tyler, who worked as a hotel concierge in Stratford was stabbed five times in the back and abdomen. He was treated at the scene and on arrival at hospital, but later died in theatre.

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