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Stab father's family ties probed

Policewoman at Lynton Estate where the stabbings took place
Police said they were not looking for anyone else

A father arrested by police investigating the stabbing of his three-year-old son could be related to a wanted evangelist, it has emerged.

Officers are investigating whether Paul Otieno, 31, has family ties with millionaire pastor Gilbert Deya who has been accused of kidnapping in Kenya.

Wilson Otieno was found dead, and his mother Jacqueline, 28, stabbed in the neck, in their south-east London flat.

Mr Otieno is in a serious condition in hospital, having stabbed himself.

Mr Deya, who is based at the Gilbert Deya Ministry in Peckham, is wanted over allegations that he abducted "miracle babies" in Kenya and gave them to infertile followers in the UK.

Gilbert Deya
Mr Deya claims he has 36,000 followers in the UK

In November 2008, Mr Deya was refused permission to appeal to the House of Lords over his extradition to Kenya. He claims that he would face torture in Kenya.

The Kenyan government alleges he stole five children between 1999 and 2004.

Police officers found the Otienos' baby daughter unharmed when they arrived at the flat on the Lynton Estate, Bermondsey, on Monday.

A post-mortem examination found that Wilson Otieno died from a knife wound to the neck.

Southwark Council said the boy was not known to its social services department.

Neighbours have said the family were regular churchgoers.



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