Three teenagers who lured a rival drug dealer to a house and fatally stabbed him in the chest have been convicted and will be sentenced at the end of July.
Elijah Roye, 18 of Carey Gardens, Battersea, was found guilty of murder. Muhammed Danso, 18 of Fieldfare Road, Bexley, and a 15-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were found not guilty of murder but convicted of manslaughter.
All three were convicted at Kingston Crown Court on Friday, May 27 and will be sentenced at the same court on Friday, July 29.
The group tricked 24-year-old Abdirizak Hassan, known as Abdi, into visiting an address in Roehampton in May last year where they attacked him.
Cops were called at 11am the next day, on May 6 2021, after a body was found at the residential property in a block of flats in Dowdeswell Close SW15.
The group used a woman’s phone to lure Abdi to the property forcing her to claim she wanted to buy drugs from him. When he arrived they ambushed him in an attack that lasted several minutes.
Detective Inspector Adam Guttridge, the senior investigating officer, said: “Our painstaking investigation involved reviewing a large amount of CCTV and phone data to link the suspects to one another and to the scene. I am pleased our work means three dangerous individuals will now spend a considerable time in prison.
“We also spoke to several witnesses and I would like to praise the bravery of those who spoke to us. The Met committed to reducing violence crime across London but we can’t do this without your help.
“While today’s verdict will not bring Abdirizak back, I do hope it gives his family and friends some closure to know his killers have brought to justice.”