Month: April 2019

London Knife Crime: 18 Year Old Youth Jailed For Murder Of Northolt Teenager

An 18-year-old teenager has been found guilty of murdering another teenager, Jason Issacs in Northolt.

18 year old Joel Amade of Eastwood Road, Ilford, was found guilty by a jury after a trial at the Old Bailey.

He will be sentenced on Monday, 13 May.

An investigation was launched by the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command after Jason – a talented footballer – was stabbed in a residential cul-de-sac in Northholt in 2017.

Police were called just before 22:30hrs on Saturday, 18 November to Newnham Close and found the 18-year-old suffering from multiple injuries.

Jason Isaacs

He was taken to St Mary’s Hospital, and immediately had surgery. He remained critical for some time before dying at 11.55hrs on Tuesday, 21 November.

During the trial, which began on Monday, 18 March, the court heard how 18-year-old Jason and four of his friends had made their way to the area after deciding to spend their Saturday night at a friend’s house.

They walked to Oldfields Circus in Northolt and bought some drinks, before heading along Orchard Close.

As they got past the junction heading towards Girton Road, two mopeds appeared and drove at speed towards the group.

On each moped was a rider and a pillion passenger, who were all masked or wearing helmets and carrying weapons. They stopped the mopeds at Newnham Gardens, jumped off, and began to chase Jason and his friends.

They resumed the chase on their mopeds and Jason became separated.

He was pursued into Newnham Close and set upon in what was described as a shocking and sustained knife attack.

The attackers fled the scene on the mopeds and an investigation was launched.

Prior to the arrival of London Ambulance Service, one of Jason’s friends and a resident, whose door Jason had knocked on in distress, attempted first aid. He had collapsed in their front garden but unknown to those who were trying to help him, had been fatally wounded.

A post mortem examination at Uxbridge Mortuary on 24 November 2017, established that Jason had eight knife wounds, possibly caused by two different weapons.

He had been stabbed four times in the back, and it was one of these which proved to be the fatal injury. Jason also had a wounds to his upper right arm, right elbow, right knee and left thigh.

These were consistent with injuries caused by a sword or machete.

Amade was first arrested on Monday, 20 November, 2017 on suspicion of attempted murder and bailed while further enquiries were made. In the wake of Jason’s death and post mortem results, he was arrested again on Thursday, 30 November and charged with murder.

Amade appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 1 December, where he denied murder and was remanded in custody.

Amade – originally from the Harrow area – left his home in Ilford at around 16:45hrs on the day of the attack and used public transport to get to Northolt.

CCTV showed that he was carrying a black motorcycle helmet and had made a telephone call just before he headed over to north west London,

By 12.30am, around two hours after the attack, Amade took a train back to east London and was caught on a CCTV camera at Wembley Park station wearing the same clothes as he had been seen in earlier that day.

Upon his arrest at the Ilford address, these clothes – a puffed jacket and hoody were found – alongside the helmet which also featured a distinctive V shaped logo. This matched that of a moped pillion rider captured on nearby CCTV shortly before the attack.

During the course of the investigation, one of the mopeds used was recovered and forensically examined. Blood was found on one of the body panels. DNA profiled identified Amade as being the likely contributor on a one in a billion basis.

Detective Inspector Simon Deefholts from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command, who led the investigation, said: “On that night in 2017, Jason was looking forward to spending time with his friends, much like any typical teenager in London.

“No young person should go out for the night with his friends and never return, but that was the consequence of this ferocious attack.

“Tragically, his Saturday night ended by paying the highest of prices, and my thoughts and condolences remain with his family and friends

“Throughout this process, Amade maintained that he was not even in the vicinity of Northholt on the night of the murder, but this has been found to be false.

“I would like to recognise the bravery of Jason’s mother and family, as harrowing evidence about the murder was heard and shown in court.

“The residents of Newnham Close and Jason’s friends who tried in vain to save his life, will also have to live with the events of that night for the rest of their lives.

“Jason never regained consciousness and his family were not able to say goodbye.

“I hope today’s verdict brings some degree of closure and modest level of comfort to his loved ones.”

An 18-year-old man who also stood trial for murder alongside Amade was found not guilty.

Offender Bit Chunk Off Policeman’s Ear To Evade Arrest

A man who bit a hole in a police officer’s ear as he struggled to evade arrest has been jailed.

The male police constable required surgery after he was attacked by Daniel Ward, 26, in Runcorn, Cheshire, on December 14.

Ward bit the officer in Bridge Street as he was being detained on suspicion of assault and threatened to bite his colleagues in custody after he was eventually restrained.

Ward, of Norton Hill, later admitted wounding with intent, resisting arrest and a public order offence.

He also pleaded guilty to offences of robbery and possessing an offensive weapon in a public place after two teenagers had their bicycles stolen at knifepoint in a subway last January.

Ward was sentenced for all the offences at Chester Crown Court to Monday and jailed for 13 years, with an extended licence period of four years.

Student Fell Into Canal And Drowned After Drunken Walkabout

A university student was found drowned in a Manchester city centre canal days after he was thrown out of a club during a night out.

Orlando Nyero, 19, who was studying forensic science, was seen being sick in a toilet at Viva nightclub on Whitworth Street West and was then asked to leave, an inquest heard.

Friends took him back to the Jurys Inn hotel on Great Bridgewater Street and tried to put him to bed.

But Orlando, from Johnson Fold, Bolton, didn’t want to sleep, followed them back downstairs and ‘just disappeared’ at around 3.30am on June 3 last year, Manchester Coroner’s Court was told.

The inquest heard his movements were captured on CCTV cameras and he was last seen ‘towards the end’ of Deansgate Locks.

The footage showed him on his own walking, jogging and at times and running – but there was no evidence to suggest he was being followed or chased. His death wasn’t treated as suspicious after a police investigation, the inquest heard.

No evidence of drugs was found in his system but toxicology tests found the presence of alcohol which would have made him around two-and-a-half times the legal drink drive limit.

The tragedy came after the death in March, 2018, of 19-year-old University of Manchester student Charlie Pope, who also went missing after a night out with friends in the city centre. Charlie’s body was found in the same stretch of water.

Their deaths prompted a campaign calling for a review into safety around Manchester’s waterways and led to barriers being put up and certain canal towpaths being closed off at night.

After the inquest Orlando’s family called for more to be done to ‘prevent further unnecessary and catastrophic losses to families’.

Manchester Evening News

Don’t Come To The UK, Stay At Home – Government Warns Nigerian Women

The UK government is backing an advertising campaign urging Nigerian women and girls to find jobs at home instead of “risking a life of modern slavery” in Britain.

Posters are to be placed in schools, churches and marketplaces in an attempt to reduce human trafficking, sexual exploitation and forced labour.

They focus on “aspirational stories of women who have established successful careers in Nigeria”, according to the Department for International Development.

The Not for Sale campaign is supported by UK aid and involves the National Crime Agency and the UK’s Joint Border Task Force as well as Nigerian law enforcement.

One of the stories featured in the posters, TV and radio adverts relates to Gift Jonathan, a single mother who was raped and tortured while attempting to get to Europe but has since returned to Nigeria and found work as a pastry chef.

“Three years ago, I was a single mother with two children living with my widowed mother,” she said.

“Things were so hard that when my friend told me about travelling to Germany, guy I moved! We only made it to Libya. I was sold, raped and tortured. I saw many Nigerians die including my friend Iniobong.



“When I made it to Nigeria, I met with people who registered me in a vocational centre and encouraged me.

Today I’m a baker in Benin making enough money to take care of my family. My boys will not grow up to be ashamed of their mother. My name is Gift Jonathan and I am not for sale.”

Nigeria has one of the highest figures for modern slavery in Africa and is one of the top five countries of origin for modern slavery victims reaching Europe and the UK.

In 2018 alone, 208 Nigerian nationals were identified as potential victims of trafficking in the UK.

International development secretary Penny Mordaunt said: “Modern slavery is one of the greatest human rights abuses of our time.

“UK aid is working in partnership with the National Crime Agency and Nigerian law enforcement to stop it at its source.

“Together we are tackling the root causes of dangerous migration to prevent vulnerable women and girls from becoming targeted by traffickers.

“The benefits of this will be far-reaching – preventing regional instability and helping us tackle modern slavery here in the UK.”

Press Association

Jail For Gang Who Kidnapped And Tortured East London Teenager

Five members of a gang who kidnapped and tortured a 16-year-old boy have been sentenced to over 23 years’ imprisonment, today, Friday 12 April at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

Isaac Donkoh, a gang member and drill music artist who was from the Newham area was sentenced along with his accomplices, two 16-year-old and two 14 year-old boys.

All five defendants pleaded or were found guilty of kidnap, false imprisonment, GBH and a number of other offences.

Donkoh had previously enlisted the help of one of the 16-year-old defendants who knew the victim, and on the night of 2 August 2018, the 16-year-old made contact with the victim, suggesting they meet in Gordon Road, Barking. The victim turned up as agreed and a short time later a dark blue Ford Mondeo pulled up, with Donkoh driving and the four other youths in the passenger seats.

The victim was punched in the head and body and ordered into the vehicle. He was threatened with a machete and, once in the car, two plastic bags were put over his head and secured with an elastic band. In evidence, the victim stated that at this point, “I thought they were probably gonna kill me.” Donkoh then drove the car to the home of one of the 14-year-old defendants.

On arrival, Donkoh told the victim that the gang were in possession of a gun and two knives. The victim was held for approximately two hours at the address and subjected to a violent and humiliating ordeal. He was forced to strip naked whilst Donkoh filmed him on his iPhone and threatened to ‘cut him up’ if he did not do so. The men hit him with a metal pole over his face, back, legs and arms and his hair was forcibly cut with scissors, during which time he was slapped in the face, forced to kneel and kicked hard in the head.

Donkoh tried to pour boiling water over the victim’s head, resulting in scalding the victim’s feet, causing serious injury. The victim tried removing his socks but Donkoh would not allow him to. He was also forced to swallow a cannabis joint, kicked in the face and threatened with scissors, all incidents which Donkoh filmed on his phone.

The victim was forced to call his parents and beg for £1500 in order to secure his release.

A bag was then placed back over the victim’s head and he was ordered not to speak to police. He was taken back out to the car and released not far from where he had been kidnapped.

An investigation was launched by the Trident and Area Crime Command, and along with local officers from the gangs unit quickly identified Donkoh and his accomplices.

One of the 16-year-old defendants kept the victim’s iPhone and on arrest, sought to conceal the offences from police by telling them that he had found the phone in the street.

Subsequently on 16 August 2018, the victim was contacted via Snapchat, and was told Donkoh wanted him to drop the charges and not show up in court – and would give him £5000 if he did so.

Detective Chief Inspector Jim McKee, formerly of Trident who led the investigation, said:

“This was an extremely violent incident, which has had a profoundly distressing impact on the victim and his family. Whilst the physical scars of that night have started to heal, I believe the psychological impact on the victim has been lasting.

“Donkoh fronted drill music videos for his gang which goaded rivals and recruited boys as young as 14 to commit serious violence. I believe that removing Donkoh from the streets of Newham has done a great deal to reduce serious violence in the borough, as we identified a direct correlation between his drill videos which glorified violence and shootings and stabbings on the streets.”

Donkoh and his four accomplices were convicted as follows:

Isaac Donkoh, 22 of Ixworth Place, SW3 pleaded guilty to conspiracy to kidnap, conspiracy to falsely imprison, conspiracy to blackmail, causing GBH, perverting the course of justice by offering money for a witness and perverting the course of justice by attempting to persuade a witness. He was sentenced to 12-and-a-half years’ imprisonment.

A 16-year-old male pleaded guilty to conspiracy to kidnap and perverting the course of justice by offering money for a witness and was found guilty of conspiracy to falsely imprison and conspiracy to blackmail. He was sentenced to two-and-a-half years’ imprisonment.

A 16-year-old male pleaded guilty of conspiracy to kidnap, conspiracy to falsely imprison and conspiracy to blackmail. He was sentenced to three-and-a-half years’ imprisonment.

A 14-year-old male pleaded guilty to conspiracy to kidnap and conspiracy to falsely imprison and was found guilty of conspiracy to blackmail. He was sentenced to two-and-a-half years’ imprisonment.

A 14-year-old male pleaded guilty to conspiracy to kidnap and conspiracy to falsely imprison on 23 January and was found guilty of conspiracy to blackmail. He was sentenced to two-and-a-half years’ imprisonment.

Embattled MP Onasanya To Face Disciplinary Tribunal For Misconduct. Could Be Struck Off As A Solicitor

Shamed MP Fiona Onasanya, 35, faces being struck off as a solicitor for misconduct just months after she was jailed for lying to police

Shamed MP Fiona Onasanya will face the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal on three allegations of misconduct, it was confirmed today.

Onasanya, 35, the MP for Peterborough, has been charged with three allegations: ‘failing to uphold proper administration of justice, failing to act with integrity and failing to behave in a way that maintains the trust the public places in her and the provision of legal services’ announced the Solicitors Regulation Authority, today.

The former commercial property lawyer was convicted on a count of perverting the course of public justice in January but served 28 days of a three-month prison sentence while continuing to receive her £77,379 salary.

A Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal hearing will be held on an unnamed date, the allegations currently remain unproven.

The hearing could see Ms Onasanya suspended, handed an unlimited fine, or struck off as a solicitor, if the allegations are proven.

Despite the allegations and conviction Onasanya still holds her seat in parliament as the prison sentence she was handed was not long enough to mean she would be automatically removed from the house.

The MP still maintains her innocence against the conviction which saw her serve a month long sentence after lying to avoid a speeding fine.

Onasanya had a solid win, gaining her seat for Labour in Peterborough with a large majority of 607 in the 2017 general election.

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Meet the Only African Celebrity Plastic surgeon In Beverly Hills Giving Millions Back To Africa

Harvard-trained Ghanaian plastic surgeon and health consultant Dr Micheal Obeng has been the only African plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills working in some of the best hospitals in the U.S. since he started practising.

The former Chief of Plastic Surgery at St. Elizabeth Health Center was named among America’s Top Plastic Surgeons by the Consumer’s Research Council of America in 2011 and 2014. His clients range from royals to celebrities and rich socialites.

Having made millions off his envious job and enjoying celebrity status since his role in the U.S. reality show Second Wives Club, the plastic Surgeon is taking an African Tour to offer free plastic surgery to needy African children and adults.

Through his foundation R.E.S.T.O.R.E Worldwide, an organisation that offers free surgery and related medical services to children and adults in various African countries, he is set to visit South Africa and Kenya as well as Gabon to set up a R.E.S.T.O.R.E. mission before visiting other countries, reports Africa.com.

Over 500 surgeries have been successfully completed since 2008. Dr Obeng has donated more than KES 30,000,000 to facilitate R.E.S.T.O.R.E Worldwide efforts. The Foundation is intent on building a footprint of surgical expertise on the African continent.

During his time in Africa, he will offer free services to people with
disfiguring deformities from birth, accidents and diseases involving not only the head and neck region but also the extremities, trunk and breasts. He will also provide education to local healthcare personnel on how to execute complex surgeries, a project his organisation also takes up.

Dr Obeng specializes in cosmetic surgery of the ageing face, neck, breast, body, trunk, extremities and genitalia. He is one of the few surgeons in the world to successfully reattach a limb, remove ribs to streamline the waist and he is an expert in complex reconstructive surgery, hand, and micro-neurovascular surgery.

The more than successful plastic surgeon who was born into a poor home in Ghana and moved to the U.S. with nothing worked his way to the top by seeing himself through Harvard and is now giving back to people as a way of giving back to the society he came from

Culled from face2faceafrica.com


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