Mr Jibreel had been found injured in the area of the St Matthews estate near Taylor Road at around 3pm on Saturday 21 September last year. He had suffered a significant stab wound to his back and was taken to the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham but sadly died during the early hours of Sunday 22 September.
Working with the National Crime Agency and French police to obtain a European arrest warrant, Sidibe was located near Paris and arrested on 3 December 2019 following an operation ran by French police. Legal proceedings were then carried out in relation to identification of the defendant before Sidibe was brought back to Leicestershire in June this year where he was formally charged with murder.
“Mr Jibreel was just 21-years-old when he was murdered. This was a mindless and senseless attack which led to a young man losing his life. It was also an attack which happened in broad daylight and a number of people saw Mr Jibreel immediately after the incident and tried to help him. I have no doubt that many of those people will never forget what they saw on that day.
“Knife crime, including carrying a knife, can have truly devastating and dangerous consequences for multiple families and communities as this murder has shown. As the force continues to work with communities to prevent knife crime, we will also continue to take serious action when it is committed and hunt down those responsible. My message is clear; Do not carry knives.”
“I would like to thank everyone who helped us in this investigation including those that bravely tried to help Mr Jibreel at the scene of the incident and those that came forward to us with information. My thanks also go to the many teams and officers who worked tirelessly on this investigation to ensure those responsible were brought before the courts and to the CPS and prosecuting counsel Vanessa Marshall QC and Daren Samat for continuing this work at court.”