Knife victim in Tallaght named locally as major Garda investigation continues


The 25-year-old man who was brutally stabbed to death in Tallaght was locally named Ademola Giwa who is said to have lived there.

r Giwa died after being stabbed in the neck at Mac Uilliam Road near his home at 7.15pm yesterday.

He was transferred to Tallaght University Hospital after detectives attempted to give him CPR at the scene, but later died of his injuries.

Friends of the murdered man have already set up a Gofundme page for his funeral expenses with nearly € 2,000 raised so far and tributes have appeared for the tragic man on social media.

A massive investigation into the crime is underway by Tallaght gardaí today and high-level sources say the officers are following a specific line of investigation.

A man in his 40s who was injured in the same incident is still being treated in hospital for his injuries.

An autopsy on Mr. Giwa’s body is due to take place but it is understood that he received a fatal stab in the neck.

Gardaí believes the stabbing may be linked to an earlier row in the locality yesterday and it is understood that the suspect and the victim knew each other before.

There have been no arrests so far in this case and gardaí continues to request information.

Commenting on the tragic murder, Fine Fael TD Neale Richmond reiterated her call for shipping a community approach to tackle knife crime at the source.

Mr Richmond said: ‘The death of a young man in Tallaght last night shows once again how knife crime continues to cast a tragic shadow on our streets and communities, with 999 knives seized by gardaí so far this year only.

“1,057 people were charged with stabbing crimes in 2021; this is in addition to the 2,286 people in 2020.

“Statistics show that many knives are seized from younger people. Between 2005 and 2019, 44% of knife seizures concerned people aged 12 to 23.

“I have heard too many stories of parents, teachers and siblings finding a knife in someone’s school bag, under their bed or in their school locker.

“To fight this, we need to accelerate plans to tackle knife crime at the source. Programs such as knife amnesties, mentorships, education programs in schools, youth diversion services and youth training programs have had huge success in Scotland where they have seen homicides reduced by more than half.

Gardaí continued his examination of the scene today.

Gardaí calls on anyone who witnessed the fatal assault or who was in the area between 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Tuesday evening to contact Tallaght Garda station on 01 666 6000, the Garda confidential line 1800 666 111 or any other garda station.

The guard also asked all taxis that pass with dash camera footage to contact them.


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