An employee at a secure mental health centre has been charged with helping a dangerous murderer – who is still on the run – escape from the east London facility.
Police are still hunting Lerone Michael Boye, 27, (pictured) who was sentenced in December, last year to life imprisonment – with a 28 year minimum – for stabbing a teenager to death.
He absconded from the John Howard Centre, Kenworthy Road, Homerton at 2.00pm on October 16.
Boye murdered 17 year-old Kelvin Chibueze, who was chased by a gang of men near an Ilford party on August 15, 2011.
Dean Ablakwa, 29, who is a member of staff at the John Howard Centre, has been charged with conspiracy to assist an offender escape from lawful custody and will appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on November 7.
Police continue to appeal for information that will result in the capture of Boye, who is described as a black man, approximately 5ft 10ins tall with a slim build and short black hair.
He has a scar on his right cheek, a goatee beard and a gold tooth in his upper row of teeth.
He was last seen wearing grey jogging bottoms and grey/blue sweatshirt with a grey vest over the top and is known to have links to the Ilford area.
The public are advised not to approach Boye but call 999 if seen.
Anyone with any information about Boye's whereabouts can also call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.