In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 03rd, October, 2020

Nigerian Man Sentenced To 40-year Jail Time period In United Kingdom For Double Homicide (Picture)

Nigerian Man Sentenced To 40-year Jail Term In United Kingdom For Double Murder (Photo)

Obinna Ezeoke

Obinna Ezeoke

Obinna Ezeoke, a 28-year-old Nigerian man, was on Thursday jailed for 40 years in the UK over the homicide of 53-year-old Annie Ekofo and her 21-year-old nephew, Bervil Ekofo, at their house in East Finchley in September 2016, SaharaReporters studies.

Based on prosecutors, Ezeoke, mentioned to be a drug seller, crept into Ekofo’s house simply after daybreak with intent to kill a goal of gang revenge.

On listening to a noise in the home, Bervil, a scholar and nephew staying with Ekofo, went to research and was shot at shut vary.

Ekofo, who additionally went to research the noise was shot by Ezeoke, a courtroom within the Previous Bailey, London, heard.

Prosecution’s proof included a CCTV footage of Obinna’s automotive to and from the scene, a gun case found below his mattress and gunshot residue.


The automotive was found to have been purchased and registered by Obinna utilizing a pretend title.

Obinna claimed the gunshot residue got here from a unique taking pictures when others had used the car.

In a press release earlier than the sentencing, Chantelle Mami, Bervil Ekofo’s mom, mentioned there have been no phrases to explain how “traumatic” it was to have a toddler killed.


She mentioned, “We develop to just accept that loss of life is part of life and we must always embrace it.


“Nonetheless, no-one actually prepares you for burying your baby whose life was taken from them by one other.


“I’ve no extra phrases as my coronary heart is heavy, I simply hope that justice continues to be served.”

In the meantime Ezeoke’s father, Chiedozie Ezeoke, accused the UK authorities of not given his son a good trial.

“It’s with an absolute sense of belief in our nation that I make this attraction to your fee. I’m placing up this letter to request your pressing intervention on this matter. My son was tried 5 instances which is unprecedented in English and Wales authorized historical past.

“Justice William Davis allowed for the fifth trial, and differed causes for that, till the conclusion of the trial, which was unusual,” he mentioned in a message despatched to the Nigerians in Diaspora Fee and the Ministry of Justice.

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