On October 13, 2022, near the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, DJ Mehmet Koray Alpergin, aged 43, and his girlfriend, 34-year-old Gozde Dalbudak, encountered a terrifying ordeal. They were intercepted by a group of six men while heading home after dining in an Italian eatery in the affluent Mayfair district.
In court proceedings starting on September 20, it came to light that a hidden tracking device had been fixed to Alpergin’s automobile, enabling the six men to find and approach the couple. Dalbudak was cornered with a knife and later confined to a bathroom in an abandoned White Hart Lane wine bar for a duration of two days. Conversely, a detailed report described Alpergin’s state when his injured body was uncovered in Essex woodlands, listing a range of gruesome injuries.
The individuals facing legal consequences for this heinous act are Steffan Gordon, 34, Tejean Kennedy, 33, Samuel Owusu-Opoku, 35, Junior Kettle, 32, Ali Kavak, 26, and Erdogan Ulcay, 56. Their accusations encompass murder, abduction, illegal detention, and hindrance of legal proceedings.
Speaking in court, Attorney Crispin Aylett presented the possibility that Alpergin’s severe treatment might have stemmed from either a past grievance or an intention to procure specific details, perhaps concerning financial matters or illicit substances. He also made references connecting the incident to organized crime activities, particularly drug-related.
Data also hints at Alpergin’s challenges before this tragic event. Notably, the proprietor of Bizim FM, a Turkish-language radio channel in London, was burdened with financial concerns, with an outstanding car debt of $40,000.
Regarding the charges, Kennedy, Owusu-Opoku, Kettle, and Kavak dispute the claims of murder, false detention, and abduction. Gordon acknowledges the abduction but contests the other charges. Both Ulcay and Kavak have responded against allegations of legal hindrance, but Owusu-Opoku concedes to them.