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Man faces trial for murder of rapper

Kenneth Umezie is alleged to have stabbed Sidique Kamara, aka Incognito, during an attempted street robbery in Camberwell, south London.

A man accused of killing a young rapper during a street robbery gone wrong is to face trial in the new year.

Kenneth Umezie, 31, is believed to have been approached in Camberwell, south London, by two young men, who attempted to steal his watch at around 7pm on August 1.

Instead, it is alleged he produced a lock knife and stabbed 23-year-old Sidique Kamara, aka Incognito.

Mr Kamara collapsed and died at the scene in Warham Street. A second young man was also injured during the incident.

Umezie, of Don Phelan Close, Southwark, south London, appeared at the Old Bailey charged with murder.

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Floral tributes are left in Warham Street, Camberwell, where rapper Incognito was fatally stabbed (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

Judge Michael Topolski QC set a plea hearing for October 26 and a provisional two-week trial at the Old Bailey from January 21.

The defendant, who spoke only to confirm his identity, was remanded in custody.

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