Killers of personal trainer jailed
Friday 21 October 2011
Two members of a gang who gunned down and killed an innocent man by mistake were jailed for 28 years each today
Personal trainer Michael Ofori, 35, had been sitting in his car talking to his wife about her holiday plans when the killers struck.
Mr Ofori had been mistaken for the intended target following a spate of drug-related tit-for-tat shootings, the Old Bailey heard.
Sahid Sule, 23, of no fixed address and Nicholas Allon-McVytie, 23, of Deptford, south London, were found guilty of murder.
Sule was said to have orchestrated the hit and Allon-McVytie was the getaway driver.
They were jailed for life with a minimum term of 28 years.
Judge Peter Thornton told them: "This was a deliberate execution carried out in a public street in the presence of the victim's wife.
"You have brutally take the life of a man loved by his friends and relatives."
Mr Ofori was shot twice by a gunman as he sat with his wife just after midnight on June 23.
Aftab Jafferjee, QC, prosecuting, told the court: "The intended target of this roadside execution was in fact another man all together.
"To put it bluntly, they killed the wrong man."
Two other men face a retrial for murder after the jury could not agree verdicts.
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