Elderly Church Leader Found Dead in Apparent Burglary Attack at South London Residence

Elderly Church Leader Found Dead in Apparent Burglary Attack at South London Residence

…By Henry George for TDPel Media.

The first image of a loving grandmother who tragically lost her life in an overnight attack at her residence in south London has emerged.


Nelly Akomah, a 76-year-old church leader, was discovered with fatal injuries at the bottom of her stairs by neighbors at around 10:40 am on Wednesday.

Neighbors suspect that her CCTV security systems were deliberately disabled prior to the incident, indicating a possible motive of attempted burglary.

Heartbreaking Loss of a Beloved Neighbor:

Residents of Ladbrook Road, Croydon, where Nelly Akomah resided for two decades, express their shock and sorrow over the incident.


One neighbor, aged 62, describes her as a churchgoing woman, always impeccably dressed and active in her daily routines.

Given her strength and independence, they believe it is unlikely that she simply fell down the stairs.

The community mourns the loss of a smart, cheerful lady who had become an integral part of their lives.

Devastation within the Nigeria Methodist Mission:

Dame Susan Solanke, Lay president of Ms. Akomah’s Nigeria Methodist Mission UK, expresses the deep impact of her death on the mission.

She remembers their recent shared experience at a weekend retreat and emphasizes Nelly’s significant contribution to the mission.


Dame Susan condemns the senseless nature of the attack and prays for swift justice to be served upon the perpetrators.

Tributes and Calls for Prayer:

Ayodeji Okegbile, a fellow member of the Nigeria Methodist Mission UK, pays tribute to Nelly Akomah, describing her as a beloved mother and leader within the community.

He requests that their followers keep the ongoing police investigation in their prayers, highlighting the profound loss suffered by Nelly’s children, grandchildren, family, church, and close friends.

Ongoing Investigation and Appeal for Information:

Detectives from the Specialist Crime Command have taken charge of the investigation.

They appeal to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the vicinity of Ladbrook Road to come forward and assist with the case.


DCI Kate Blackburn emphasizes the urgency of gathering information, given the tragic loss of an elderly woman’s life.

The police seek any relevant details or sightings that may help establish what transpired.

No arrests have been made thus far, and the investigation remains active.


The untimely death of Nelly Akomah, a loving grandmother and church leader, has deeply shaken the community.

As the investigation progresses, the police urge anyone with information related to the incident to come forward promptly.


The loss of Nelly Akomah’s life demands swift justice, while her memory lives on in the hearts of those who knew and cherished her.


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