Saturday, 2 May 2015

Photo: Nigerian Gets Life Imprisonment In London!

A KILLER who sparked a five year international manhunt when he fled to Nigeria after fatally stabbing a 19-year-old, has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

Jeffrey Okafor, 24, will serve a minimum of 17 years after he was found guilty at Woolwich Crown Court of murdering Carl Beatson-Asiedu in 2009.

He was sentenced today (May 1) at the same court.

Yesterday (Apr 29), the court heard how in the early hours of Saturday August 1 2009, Carl died in the street after being stabbed in the heart.

He was also known as DJ Charmz, was well-known on the clubbing scene and had previously starred in a BBC children's show, MI High.

On the night he was killed Carl was with friends and had performed a set at the Club Life nightclub in Goding Street in Kennington, London.

Afterwards, Carl and his friends were walking along Goding Street towards to their vehicle, when they were approached by a group of men.

A few of them were known to Carl and his friends as they had previously attended the same college.

There had been a minor dispute between the groups in the past, with one of Carl’s friends being targeted and threatened. Despite this, since leaving college the two groups had seen each other often at parties and there had been no further issues until that night.

An argument broke out between one of the men and one of Carl’s friends which led to an altercation, during which Carl became separated from his friends and was fatally stabbed by Okafor.

Carl collapsed in the street and was found lying in the road by other friends who were driving past. They placed him in their car and drove in the direction of the hospital.

On route police officers came across the car in Bayliss Road and discovered Carl in the back seat, where they provided first aid to him. The London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance also attended but despite their efforts he was pronounced dead.

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