Family's plea in Jimoh killing inquiry

AN emotional appeal for information was today issued by the sister of Jimoh Plunkett, the Londoner gunned down and killed inside Ipswich nightclub Zest a year ago.

AN emotional appeal for information was today issued by the sister of Jimoh Plunkett, the Londoner gunned down and killed inside Ipswich nightclub Zest a year ago.

Sandra Obahor has spoken of her pain over the tragedy and told of her family's determination to see the 24-year-old's killer brought to justice.

Mr Plunkett died in the early hours of December 9 last year after travelling to Ipswich to attend a garage music event at the now-closed Princes Street club.

Today, Mrs Obahor remembered her “bright, smart and witty” brother.

“This has been a year of much grieving, much feeling of emptiness, pain and heartfelt memories of a son and brother,” she said.

“We, the family, are not looking for revenge or payback - all we want to see is justice.

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“There was never a dull moment with Jimoh, and you never had an argument with him because he would resolve the situation before it would start.

“He was called 'the smiler' - he was very bright, smart and witty.

“Jimoh loved reading. He also studied computer science and was looking forward to getting a degree.

“He loved to go out and have a good time with his friends and loved meeting people and making new friends.

“If anyone knows who shot Jimoh, or anything about that night, please speak up.”

To date, more than 1,330 statements have been taken and in excess of 6,180 documents have been processed by detectives and staff investigating the death.

Detective superintendent David Cole, who is leading the enquiry, said officers still wanted to hear from anyone who was in Zest that night.

“We know there are still witnesses and individuals who hold key pieces of the jigsaw. Maybe a year on they may feel they are able to come forward to help us,” he said.

“They may have seen the incident or may know the offender and be scared to contact police. We urge you to get in touch and talk to us. There's no pressure - we just need to speak to you.

“We owe it to Jimoh's family and friends to ensure those involved in his death face justice.”

Those with information should contact the incident room by calling 01473 782000, texting 07624 800174 or e-mailing zestshooting@suffolk.pnn.police.uk. Information can also be given to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111.

Fifteen people are currently on police bail after being arrested on suspicion of murder or conspiracy to murder.

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