20-year-old Victoria Osoteku was convicted of the manslaughter of 15-year-old Sofyen Belamouadden in March. Yesterday the former A level student was sentenced to 12 years in prison for orchestrating the killing which took place at Victoria Station, London in March 2010. She was just 18 years old at the time of the murder.
Judge Christopher Moss told the court that Osoteku was accused of using Facebook to instigate a fight between rival schools which lead to Belamouadden’s death, and therefore had to bear the responsibility for the death.
She also bought the set of knives used to stab Belamouadden and was present during the attack. She was seen on CCTV delivering the last kick to Belamouadden as he lay dying while the rest of the group ran away. While she did not stab Belamouadden she was culpable under Joint Enterprise.
Belamouadden’s mother, Naina Ghailan told the BBC
I’m disgusted. She’s got 12 years and she’ll only serve half… She’s an adult and she should have got life. She planned the whole thing.
Osoteku’s conviction comes after three teenagers were sentenced to life last year over the brutal murder.