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Saturday, 8 July 2017

Photo: Endurance Omogun-Eichie jailed for 6 years in the UK for firearms offences

20-year-old man has been sentenced to six years' imprisonment in a youth offenders' institution after he admitted possessing four guns.
Endurance Omogun-Eichie of Cormorant Road, E7 appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Friday, 7 July for sentencing after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to two counts of possessing a prohibited firearm, one count of possessing a firearm without a firearm certificate, one count of possessing an altered firearm without a firearm certificate and two counts of possessing ammunition without a firearm certificate.

Officers from the Met's Trident and Area Crime Command found the four firearms and a quantity of ammunition after they executed a search warrant at Omogun-Eichie's home address on 10 February.
Omogun-Eichie, a student who had been living away from home during the week, was arrested later the same day at London Euston railway station.

Detective Constable Gareth Starr, who led the investigation, said: "As a result of this proactive operation we have taken four potentially lethal weapons off the streets of London.
"Trident officers work relentlessly to arrest and prosecute anyone who possesses an illegal gun. The significant custodial sentence this defendant has received reflects the seriousness with which the courts regard this crime."
Detective Inspector Steve Meechan, of the Met's Trident and Area Crime Command, said:
"Tackling gun crime remains a key priority of the Met and Trident officers will continue to target those who choose to store such dangerous weapons."

4 comments:

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Oh well...


... Merited happiness

Ike Louisa said...

The rate of crimes said to be committing by Nigerians is getting too much.

Ikemba Nwanne said...

Una dey flex for UK oh! So Na only 6 yrs wey dis aturu get? For US Na 20 to life. See awoof lol

Anonymous said...

This was not a case of crime committed by this young man, but was a set up by his evil friends who planted the firearms in his home while he was away studying and reported the matter to the police. The story did not linked this young man with any other crime than firearms found in his home, how did the police know about it and went straight to his home while he was studying away.In the UK law possession is a strict liability of minimum 5 year. Nigerian should stop judging people as they feel.

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