Chris Kaba: Met Police officer accused of murder appears in court

Chris Kaba died of a gunshot wound in Streatham Hill in September 2022.

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A Met police officer appeared in court on Thursday (September 21) charged with the murder of father-to-be Chris Kaba.

The unnamed officer, who has been granted legal anonymity, appeared before recorder Judge Mark Lucraft KC.

He spoke only to confirm that he was ‘NX121’ and, instead of saying his address aloud, handed a note of his date of birth to Judge Lucraft.

The officer is accused of killing 24-year-old Chris Kaba last September, when he was shot through the windscreen of his car in Streatham Hill.

A hearing to discuss the officer’s legal anonymity, which was granted earlier today, will take place next Friday (September 29).

Judge Lucraft set a provisional trial date for September 9 next year, and told him he would allow him to go on a pre-booked holiday in the jurisdiction of England and Wales.

The defendant’s next court appearance will be the plea and trial preparation hearing on December 1.