Dated: 24th /10/ 2013
A staff member at a mental health centre has appeared in court accused of helping a convicted murderer escape.
Lerone Boye, 27, was jailed for life in December for stabbing a 17-year-old boy to death at a birthday party in 2011.
He was being held at the John Howard Centre in Homerton, east London, when he absconded on 16 October.
At Thames Magistrates' Court, Dean Ablakwa, 29, from north London, was remanded in custody to appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on 7 November.
He is also accused of possession of cannabis.
Officers in Hackney are continuing to appeal for help in tracing Boye, who is described as black, about 5ft 10in and slim, with short black hair.
He has a scar on his right cheek, a goatee beard and a gold tooth in his upper row of teeth.
Police have released an image of Boye moments before he escaped.
People are advised not to approach him but dial 999.
Boye was ordered to serve a minimum of 28 years for stabbing Kelvin Chibueze at the Arteflex Club in Ilford, east London.
The teenager was chased out of a birthday party and attacked with glass and broken bottles.
Murderer Lerone Boye escapes from mental health centre just months into 28-year sentenceHe was sentenced to life last December for the murder and told he must serve a minimum of 28 years
A convicted murderer who was jailed for life for stabbing a teenager to death has escaped from a mental health centre.
Lerone Michael Boye ran away from the John Howard Centre in Kenworthy Road, Homerton, east London, at about 2pm today Boye, 27, was sentenced to life last December for the murder of Kelvin Chibueze and told he must serve a minimum of 28 years.
His 17-year-old victim was fatally stabbed at the Arteflex Club in Ilford High Road, east London, on August 15 2011.
He was chased out of a birthday party and attacked with glass and broken bottles.
Boye's three co-accused are also serving life sentences.
Boye is described as black, about 5ft 10in and of slim build with short black hair and a goatee beard.
He has a horseshoe-shaped scar on his right cheek.
He was last seen wearing grey jogging bottoms and a grey or blue sweatshirt with a grey vest over the top.
He is known to have links to the Ilford area.
Members of the public have been warned not to approach him but call 999.
Anyone with any information about Boye's whereabouts can also call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111