Police investigating the tragic death of model Harry Uzoka have charged two men on suspicion of murder.
Uzoka, who was on the books of Premier Model Management, died from a single stab wound.
Detectives have charged IMG model George Koh, 24, from Camden, and Jonathan Okigbo, 23, from Kentish Town in London.
According to social media rumors Koh, a successful male model, killed Uzoka due to jealousy of his blossoming career.
Although these rumors have not been confirmed by authorities. Pictures on social media show the pair were friendly and even modelled together.
Koh is also facing charges of possessing an offensive weapon. Both men appeared before Westminster Magistrates’ Court today.
The pair appeared in the dock in grey prison issue tracksuits, speaking only to confirm their personal details. They were remanded in custody and will next appear at Old Bailey on Thursday.
Koh, who has modelled for brands including Louis Vuitton and Paul Smith, was arrested on Sunday and Okigbo was arrested yesterday, Scotland Yard said.
Koh’s Instagram page boasts 12,000 followers on his latest post.
His last post showed David Beckham standing in front of his image at London Fashion Week Men’s AW18. It was shared on January 7.
Koh’s Instagram page is now filled with hateful comments from those devastated by the loss of Uzoka.
Meanwhile a representative for IMG models said: ‘Koh hasn’t been on our books since March 2017.’
A 27-year-old man, who was arrested on the day of the incident, has been released under investigation and a 28-year-old man, who was also arrested that day, has been released with no further action to be taken.
Neighbours on Old Oak Road, East Acton, reported a shout of ‘hand it over’ in the commotion which involved several men.
Uzoka, 25, staggered into the street before collapsing.
Uzoka, was also signed to the Los Angeles New Models agency, is followed by over 20,000 people on Instagram.
Supermodel Jourdan Dunn tweeted: ‘Wow… I just woke up to the news about Harry Uzoka. Rest in Paradise young King.’
I’m not even ready for this and I still don’t accept it. He wasn’t just my ex boyfriend, he was one of my oldest and dearest friends. He didn’t deserve this and I am heartbroken. I remember when we were together, things had just started for you, you hadn’t even left the country before and I took you to Paris for your 18th birthday. Fast forward 7 years and you’ve been all over the world and been an inspiration to so many. You are proof that you can change your entire life and become a role model, no matter the circumstances. So much I want to say, so much I feel and don’t feel right now but just know you are loved, you are love and light and I just can’t believe this.
His ex girlfriend and Victoria Secret model Leomie Anderson made a emotional post on Instagram.
She wrote: I’m not even ready for this and I still don’t accept it. He wasn’t just my ex boyfriend, he was one of my oldest and dearest friends. He didn’t deserve this and I am heartbroken.’