South Ockendon man sentenced to eleven years for firearm offences

A TEENAGE boy and two men were jailed on Friday, 26 February, at Wood Green Crown Court, for a total of 30 years after a loaded shotgun was found in their possession.

The 16-year-old boy from Upper Edmonton, was sentenced to eight years’ after he pleaded guilty to possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of an offensive weapon, and was found guilty of possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence.

Olatunji Ladejobi, 21 (05.02.95) of Araglen Avenue, South Ockendon, Essex, was sentenced to 11 years’ imprisonment after he was found guilty of possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence.

Elvis Kisikidi, 20 (08.09.95) of Gurney Close, Barking, was sentenced to 11 years’ imprisonment after he was found guilty of possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence.

Two other men – Henrikas Lozovskis, 25 (16.03.90), of Dagenham and Kaelem Wynter, 19 (23.12.96) of Borehamwood were found not guilty of all offences.

The trio was arrested after a pre-planned operation by detectives from the Trident and Area Crime Command led to a loaded shotgun and a knife being recovered from a car in Islington.

As part of the intelligence-led operation detectives and firearms officers stopped the Citroen Berlingo at 15:43hrs on 3 August 2015 in City Road at the junction with Angel Road, N1.

A loaded shotgun and knife were recovered from the vehicle and the five occupants were arrested and subsequently charged. The teenage boy was additional charged with possession of an offensive weapon.

Detective Constable Tom Wiles, of the Met’s Trident and Area Crime Command, said: "Today’s sentencing should send out a clear message to those affiliated with gangs; tackling gang-related violence remains a key priority for us and we will continue to target and convict those who are involved in this lifestyle.

"A firearm has been seized and taken off the streets and three very dangerous people will now face a significant period behind bars where they are unable to continue causing fear, alarm and misery to local residents."

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