UK Court Sentences Nigerian Teenagers To Jail 20yrs Over “Gangsterism”

Two Nigerian
teenagers Nelson,
Idiabeta and Nathaniel
Okusanya, today
bagged long time jail
terms for killing
Kwame Ofosu – Asare,
a 17 year old student
while mistaking him for
a rival gang member.

The Nigerian teenagers were
members of the TN1 gang –
Trust No One – out to
avenge one of their member
who was stabbed by a rival
gang member from the GAS
gang – Guns and Shanks –
just hours earlier.

They had toured housing
estates in Brixton to find rival
gang members and came
upon 17-year-old Kwame
and his friend, who had
nothing to do with any

He was reportedly coming
from the studio with his
friend were he went to
record a track for his mum
before he was attacked.

The duo stabbed the
trapped Ghanaian 14 times
penetrating his lungs and
liver while his friend
managed to jump the wall.

A court in the early hours of
Wednesday sentenced
Idiabeta and Okusanya to jail
for 19 and 20 years

After an Old Bailey jury
found the pair guilty Nelson
Idiabeta, now 18 was jailed
for a minimum of 19 years
while Nathaniel Okusanya,
19, was jailed for 20 years.

Sentencing Judge Richard
Marks QC said: ‘I am entirely
satisfied having heard the
evidence the background to
this terrible offence is to be
found in revenge between
two gangs.

The attack took place in the
Moorlands Estate in Brixton
on the March 2 2012.
He was a sixth-form student
of Forest Hill School and
excelled in sport, music and
acting. He moved to London
from Ghana in 2002.


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