Day: October 18, 2018

2 Greenwich Men Convicted of South Pole Club Manslaughter

Two men who killed a defenceless man in a Greenwich street have been convicted at the Old Bailey of manslaughter.

On Thursday, 18 October, 21 year old Ibrahim James of Woolwich and 22 year old Andrew Adekoya, of Greenwich were found guilty of the manslaughter of Jozef Boci.

Three other men – Oluwatimilehin Oniyitan, 21 (10.03.97) of Eltham;  Dominic Brown, 30 (07.07.88) of Woolwich; and  Abaraye Campbell, 21 (20.11.96) of Woolwich – were all acquitted.

The court heard how 30-year-old Jozef was targeted by a group of men following an incident at the South Pole nightclub in Greenwich in the early hours of Saturday, 17 February.

Jozef was part of a group that had become involved in a minor dispute inside the nightclub at around 01:00hrs that morning with another group including James and Adekoya.

Security staff at the club intervened. Jozef’s group were allowed to remain in the club while the other group were ejected.

After remonstrating with security staff, the group got into two cars and drove away, returning to nearby Norman Road around five minutes later.

CCTV footage captured members of the group getting out of the cars. Adekoya had a metal object, perhaps a wrench, while James appeared to have a weapon concealed down his trouser leg.

The group approached the front of the club but were ushered away by door staff; however they continued to hang around in the vicinity of the club for the next hour or so, obviously waiting for someone to come out.

At around 02:10hrs, Jozef left the South Pole club and as soon as he stepped outside he was chased by the group, including James and Adekoya.

Jozef fled down Greenwich High Road but tripped over and was immediately set upon by his pursuers. Witnesses described how Jozef was attacked, including being struck with a baseball bat, as he lay prone and defenceless on the pavement.

Jozef was taken to hospital but never regained consciousness – he died six days after the attack on 23 February.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command launched an investigation and quickly identified the suspects from CCTV and forensic analysis.

James was arrested on 23 February and following a search of his address, a baseball bat was found hidden in his garden. Although no forensic link could be made to the bat used in the attack on Jozef, it was similar to remnants found at the scene of the attack.

On 25 February, Adekoya was arrested. He admitted being at the scene and in possession of a wrench but claimed he was trying to calm the situation.

Five men were subsequently charged for their involvement in Jozef’s killing, two of whom were convicted as above.

Detective Chief Inspector John Massey of the Homicide and Major Crime Command led the investigation. He said: “What started as essentially a trivial incident ended in the murder of an innocent man.

“Jozef Boci was pursued and subjected to a brutal assault as he lay defenceless in a Greenwich street.

“The ferocity of the attack was shocking and left Jozef with no chance of survival.”

James and Adekoya will be sentenced at the Old Bailey on a date to be confirmed.

 

Man Jailed For Fraudulently Claiming To Be A Grenfell Tower Fire Victim

A man has been sentenced to four years in jail after being convicted of fraud relating to the Grenfell Tower fire.

53 year old Koffi Kouakou,  born 25.11.64, of Westfield Close, SW10 appeared at Isleworth Crown Court today [Thursday 18 October].

He had pleaded guilty at the same court on Wednesday 17 October, to fraud by false representation.

Kouakou claimed that he had been living in a flat in Grenfell Tower and had been in a relationship with the occupant, who died in the fire.

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As a result of his claim, he was accommodated in a hotel for approximately two months before moving into a council funded flat.

The cost of the hotel accommodation and costs for the flat were just in excess of £30,000.

Detectives established that Kouakou had not lived in the tower. They also confirmed that he had not been in a relationship with the woman.

He was arrested on Thursday, 7 June and subsequently charged.

Outrageous Pictures And Video Of Son Of Impoverished African Nation’s Leader Bragging About His Wealth And Expensive Lifestyle

Images and a video clip of Nairobi-based South Sudanese man whose video ‘swimming in dollars’ went viral on social media has finally spoken about his wealth and identity.

Speaking during an interview with Citizen TV’s Jeff Koinange, Lawrence Lual Malong Yor Jr. says he is a blessed man and his money comes from Jesus Christ.

Yor however dismisses claims that he is the son of former South Sudanese Chief of Army Staff, General Paul Malong Awan who is accused of looting his country dry in a recently released investigative documentary dubbed “The Profiteers.”

“According to our culture, one would be insulting me by claiming that I am General Malong’s step-son, while in real sense, I am not. I am Lawrence Lual Malong Yor senior’s son,” he said in the interview.

“I am Lawrence Lual Malong Yor Jr, which means my father is Lual Malong Yor Snr. General Malong is not my father… we are not related,” said Mr. Yor.

In the documentary, Kenyan journalist John Allan Namu reported that the young man was General Malong’s son. The journalist alleged that General Malong, who was fired by South Sudan President Salva Kiir in 2013, took advantage of war to loot money to the tunes of millions of dollars and stashed them in foreign accounts.

“My money comes from Jesus Christ,” said Yor.

He said he sleeps in a presidential suite at Serena hotel in Nairobi, where he pays $2,500 (Sh250,000) per night on accommodation alone.

“My Lord Jesus Christ blessed me; I fly on private jets… I live in Presidential suites… I am blessed,” said the 30-year old who also bragged about the Rolex watch he wore worth $10,000 (Sh1 million)