Victim 17-year-old Kwame Ofosu-Asaru

Nelson Idiabeta,18, and Nathaniel Okusanya,19, have been sentenced to a total of 39 years imprisonment after being convicted of the murder of 17-year-old Kwame Ofosu-Asare.

Kwame had been mistakenly identified as a member of GAS gang, who had a rivalry with the suspects’ gang TN1 as he was going to visit a relative in Moorlands Estate.

Prosecutor Crispin Aylett QC said of the case:

Kwame was in fact not a member of either gang. He was killed for no reason other than that his murderers had come upon him on an estate which they considered to be enemy territory… In other words, Kwame was murdered for being in the wrong place and at the wrong time.