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CBBC actor death: Arrest over Carl Beatson Asiedu stabbing

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Image caption Carl Beatson Asiedu was stabbed in the heart

A man suspected of murdering a TV actor five years ago and then fleeing to Nigeria has been arrested.

Carl Beatson Asiedu, 19 - who appeared in CBBC's MI High - was stabbed in the heart near Club Life nightclub in Vauxhall, south London, in 2009.

Jeffrey Okafor, 23, wanted over the death of Mr Asiedu, was held by authorities in the west African country on Tuesday.

Moves are under way to bring Mr Okafor back to Britain.

'Tragic death'

In August Mr Asiedu's family appealed for help in finding his killer.

His father John Asiedu said: "I still feel the pain and get a lump in my throat whenever his tragic death crosses my mind, or when I hear that someone has been stabbed to death.

"Part of me died with him and I have to carry on living with what is left of me."

Mr Okafor left the UK for Nigeria in the days after the stabbing, and detectives launched a Facebook appeal to try to find him.

Police also offered a reward of £10,000 for information leading to Mr Okafor's arrest and prosecution.

He was last captured on CCTV boarding an Air France flight at Heathrow Airport using his brother's passport.

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