Day: June 19, 2018

13 Years Jail Sentence For Drug Dealer Who Stabbed His Victim Over Unsuccessful Deal

A 22 year-old-man has been jailed today, Tuesday, 19 June, for stabbing a 24-year-old man in Lewisham.

Louis Elue, 22 (28.01.96) of Nettleton Road, New Cross was sentenced to 13 years’ imprisonment at Woolwich Crown Court for grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent, attempted GBH, possession of a pointed or bladed article and possession of class B drugs – namely cannabis – with intent to supply.

Elue was found guilty at the same court on Tuesday, 1 May.

At around 16:30hrs on Sunday, 19 November 2017 Elue approached two males on Camplin Street, Lewisham.

Elue felt that he was being disrespected when they did not acknowledge him.

He threatened them with a knife and then stabbed the 24-year-old victim a few minutes later, leaving him with multiple stab wounds.
Officers and LAS attended the scene.

The victim was treated at a south London hospital and has since made a full recovery from his injuries.

An investigation was launched and Elue was arrested at his home address later the same day.

PC Gary Sanders, of Lewisham CID, said: “I believe that Elue was frustrated over an unsuccessful drug deal which did not involve the victim, and sadly it appears the victim was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
“We will continue to work tirelessly to ensure criminals like Elue are off our streets, and this sentencing result reflects how seriously incidents of this nature are taken.”

MetPolice Newsdesk

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London Violent Youth Crime Archive: 2 Nigerian teenagers Jailed For Life In 2013 For Murder Of Innocent Schoolboy Mistaken For Rival Gang Member

Two teenagers have been given life terms for murdering a schoolboy.

Kwame Ofosu-Asare, 17, was mistaken for a rival in a “poisonous and senseless” gang war. He was knifed to death in daylight while walking with a friend through Moorlands Estate in Brixton, south London, in March.

Nelson Idiabeta, 18, of no fixed address, and Nathaniel Okusanya, 19, from Lambeth, south London, were found guilty of murder.

Sentencing them at the Old Bailey, Judge Richard Marks ordered that Idiabeta serve a minimum term of 19 years and Okusanya 20 years.

He told them: “It was Kwame’s misfortune to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Neither of you has shown one iota of remorse for what you did.”


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Crispin Aylett QC, prosecuting, told jurors: “Kwame’s death was but a part of a poisonous and senseless feud between two rival gangs of youths in south London.”

He added that Kwame was not a member of either gang. He had been to a recording studio in the area.

 

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Kwame was stabbed repeatedly in the back and received a total of 14 wounds while walking in Adelaide Close with a friend.

They tried to get away by going into a side road where the friend’s aunt lived, but the aunt was not home and they were trapped in a cul-de-sac.

The court heard that the attack had its roots in a feud between the TN1 (Trust No-One) gang from the Tulse Hill area of south London and Brixton-based GAS (Guns and Shanks).

Idiabeta and Okusanya were members of the TN1 group out to avenge one of their number who had been stabbed in a bus garage attack carried out by the GAS gang earlier in the day.

Kwame’s father, Kwaku, a sports journalist, told the court in a statement that his son was full of potential.

He was in the sixth form of Forest Hill School and excelled in sport, music and acting and had great ambitions to make something of his life.

Mr Ofosu-Asare said: “Kwame was a very vibrant, energetic and enthusiastic boy. His brother and sister are struggling to cope with his death. All our lives have been ruined.”

The Guardian

Man Threatens To Jump Off Lewisham Multi Storey Cark Par Building

A man has been taken to hospital after a stand-off with police lasting more than three hours as he threatened to jump off the roof of a multi-storey car park in Lewisham.

Met Police officers were called to a car park on Molesworth Street at around 5.30pm yesterday (June 18) to try and speak to the man on the roof.

Officers were forced to close off the main road while they tried to coax the man down and drivers were warned to take a different route.

A Scotland Yard spokesman confirmed to News Shopper that the man came down from the building of his own accord at 8.45pm.

The suicidal man is yet to be identified.

JoeDempsey@Newshopper