Ipswich: Man arrested at Ipswich station charged with murdering a bouncer

IPSWICH: A man who was arrested at Ipswich railway station was due to appear at the Old Bailey today charged with murdering a bouncer.

John Otugade, 19, is one of four men accused of gunning down Bogdan Paduret who worked at one of London’s top nightspots.

Otugade was taken into custody after being detained by Metropolitan Police officers in Ipswich last Wednesday.

He was later charged with the murder of Mr Paduret, of Tillingbourne Gardens, north London, who died from a gunshot wound to the head on November 27, 2010.

Detectives have said the 29-year-old head doorman at the Mayfair Club in Dover Street, who was known to his friends as Tony, finished work at 5.30am the day he was killed.


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A friend driving a silver Vauxhall Corsa gave him a lift home. As Mr Paduret arrived home someone walked up to the car and fired a gun through the passenger window four times, killing Mr Paduret.

On Wednesday, police raided nine addresses in north, east and west London arresting six men.

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Otugade, of Stanford Road, north London, was arrested later the same day in Ipswich. He was charged with murder on Thursday, along with Errol Jeffrey, 28, Troy Shaw, 19, and Christopher N’Jie, 19, all from east London. The quartet appeared before Waltham Forest Magistrates’ Court on Friday, and their cases were committed to the Central Criminal Court where they were due to appear today.

All four are currently remanded in custody.

Three other men suspected of being involved in Mr Paduret’s murder have been released on police bail until late July.

Following his death, Mr Paduret’s mother, Mariana, flew into London from her home in Romania.

Paying tribute to her son, she said: “To me Tony meant everything. He had such tremendous love for people.

“He was incredibly generous and forgiving and at the same time very modest about it.”

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