Nigerian Gangsters Jailed 36 Years In UK

Two Nigerian members of a deadly drug gang in the United Kingdom have been jailed by a court in west London for attempted murder. The two gangsters, Kayode Oshin, 21 and Junior Tahir Akindele, 19 were jailed 22 and 14 years, respectively, yesterday.

The police accused the duo of attempting to murder Yassin Zouaiou with a machine gun (Mac 10) in a feud over drugs and money in Hounslow, west London.

•Kayode Oshin
•Kayode Oshin

Oshin, the court heard, later uploaded a rap video onto YouTube boasting about trying to murder a rival with a “spray and pray” machine gun.

Mr. Zouaiou survived when the gun jammed, but a single bullet was fired, hitting his brother Mohammed Ali Subhani in the neck.

The shooting was carried out in an alleyway between North Drive and Kingsley Road, Hounslow, at around 1a.m. on 6 October, 2011, the court heard.

Oshin and a second man, Junior Tahir-Akinyele, 19, were arrested the next day in a white Mercedes-Benz they had hired for the attack.

Jailing Oshin for 22 years and Tahir-Akinyele for 14 years, Judge Timothy Pontius said the pair had been “enticed into a world of gang culture and crime.”

“Oshin, you are convicted of attempted murder, your clear intention was that Yassin Zouaiou should die,” he added.

“That intention would undoubtedly have been realised were it not for the fact that the mechanism on the gun jammed, releasing only one round.

“It’s a matter of good fortune that he was not killed in what would have been a spray of bullets had the weapon been in good working order.

“The Mac 10 was obtained by you with a specific murder in mind.

“Tahir-Akinyele, you are convicted of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

“It was your intention to hurt Mohammed Ali Subhani very badly, an intention that was fulfilled to the extent that really serious injury was caused.

“You readily and willingly played your part in obtaining the Mac 10.”

“Both of you have a record for serious violence,” Judge Pontius said.

“I have no doubt that the public must be protected from serious harm at your hands.

“You are both currently serving substantial sentences for the offence in November 2011.”

•Junior Tahir Akindele
•Junior Tahir Akindele

Oshin was jailed for 22 years for attempted murder; 16 years imprisonment for possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and 14 years for wounding with intent, all to run concurrent.

Tahir-Akinyele was sentenced to 14 years in a Young Offenders’ Institution for possession of firearms with intent to endanger life with 12 years concurrent for wounding with intent.

Detective Constable Iain Bailey, of the Trident Gang Crime Command, said: “These violent offenders, who were involved in a gang and drug dispute, resorted to firearms to settle their arguments.

“They were then brazen enough to brag about their offence on the internet. Thanks to the work of the Trident Gang Crime Command, with the assistance of Hounslow officers, we were able to gather the necessary evidence to bring about this conviction and prevent further offences.”


  1. فوديو

    Sorry Kayode Oshin and Junior Tahir Akindele. No pain No gain dudes. Na wetin una choose to become una be and na where don dey hungry una to stay na e una wan go stay for the time being so.

    Kayode Oshin and Junior Tahir Akindele: Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted. My brothers the good ambassadors of our Obodo Naija nor go run down cus of una na oooooo. Oluwa Ko Mi Mo Se

  2. Onyearmy

    There is a spiralling number of yorubas involved in drug and violent crimes recently, especially outside Nigerian shores.

    1. ajet

      Why must you comment on tribe?does it mean your own tribe is a saint?

  3. aug123456

    Destiny,you are very correct.

  4. John

    Where do we go from here? Tell me any nation that has no criminal element as a citizen?

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  6. olowu

    yes of course deny the two,they British,RED PALY not green

  7. Destiny

    Its a shame and disgrace to the individuals concerned. They are not only national disgrace but international eyesore.

    More so, my response to the above comment, I will appreciate if we can realise that a nation, as Nigeria, is far bigger than any or group of individual with dubious doings that brings shame to the country. Based on the fact that a country cannot be jugde because of an individual or groups that are bad eggs.

    Who says that individuals from other nations does not involve in crime? I believe anyone that has ever travelled or stayed in any of this western nation will understand what I mean. Every country has its own peculiar problem, and so requires peculiar solution.

    If I may ask again, based on the fact that A TORONTO HAS BEING ENTER TAINING THE WORLD AS A CRACK AND DRUG MAYOR, does that make the canadians same? So I will strongly advise that people should stop sterotyping people and nations because of bad eges or peceived reasons.

  8. COO

    Can we deny too that these ones are not Nigerians. The same way some folks laboured so hard to deny that Michael Adebolajo and his brother are not Nigerians.

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