Man charged with murder of Sabina Nessa 3 weeks ago

Man charged with murder of Sabina Nessa

The teacher was killed in London earlier this month.

A man has been charged with the murder of Sabina Nessa.


The 28-year-old teacher had been making the short five-minute walk from her home in Kidbrooke to a pub to meet a friend in south London on September 17. Her body was discovered the next day.

Police in London have since confirmed that 38-year-old Koci Selamaj has been charged with murder. He will appear before the court on Tuesday.

Selamaj's arrest came after police released CCTV images of a man who was spotted on the night of the murder.

"Our team have been working tirelessly to find the person responsible for Sabina’s murder and this has included an extensive trawl of CCTV, work which remains ongoing," said Detective Chief Inspector Neil John at the time.

"We would ask anyone – especially those in Kidbrooke and the wider area of Lewisham and Greenwich – to take a careful look at these images to check whether you know who this man is or have seen him over recent days."

Sabina, a teacher, was walking from her home to a bar on the evening of September 17 to meet a friend.

Her body was discovered near the OneSpace community centre at Kidbrooke Park Road on Saturday, September 18.


Sabina's sister has since penned a moving tribute to her on Twitter. "My beautiful talented & caring sister. my inspiration to always put myself first & never let anybody put me down," she wrote.

"Never in my life did I or my sisters or my mum or dad think this could happen to us. May Allah grant her Jannah Ameen."

"3 sisters down to 2, pls make dua for her. No mother or father should have to go through this, may Allah grant my parents ease."

Selamaj appeared before the court today. He has since been remanded in custody.