Agnes mother describes ‘great loss’

Agnes Sina-Inakoju, 16, who was shot in the neck at a takeaway  restaurant

Agnes Sina-Inakoju, [right]16, who was shot in the neck at a takeaway restaurant

The mother of a teenage girl shot dead in a takeaway restaurant has spoken of her “great loss” as a man was due in court charged with her murder.

Safurat Ibrahim Inakoju, of Hackney, east London, said she was struggling to cope with the death of her daughter Agnes Sina-Inakoju.

She said: “It’s a great loss, it’s not easy. She was a caring baby, she was my last baby.”  The 16-year-old was shot through the window of a fast food outlet on April 14 and died two days later.  Agnes’ brother, Abiola, said he had warned his sister of the dangers young people faced on the streets.

He said: “Here every kid knows friends that have been stabbed. They have seen things they are not meant to see. What is the future for them?”  Mohammed Smoured, 21, from Hackney, will appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court charged with murdering Agnes.  Another man Leon Dunkley, 21, from east London, appeared at City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday charged with the murder. He was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey.

A 16-year-old boy arrested in connection with the murder was released on bail until June.

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