Search

Newham men convicted of killing Raja Ali from Elm Park in Dagenham

PUBLISHED: 18:34 30 June 2017 | UPDATED: 01:56 02 July 2017

Abubakar Bana, right, and Jordon Archambie. Picture: MET POLICE

Abubakar Bana, right, and Jordon Archambie. Picture: MET POLICE

Archant

Detectives have released shocking CCTV footage of a man’s car being rammed in Dagenham before he was chased down the street and stabbed to death.

Raji Ali died after he was attacked by the men. Picture: MET POLICERaji Ali died after he was attacked by the men. Picture: MET POLICE

Raja Ali from Elm Park was knifed 13 times and beaten with a variety of weapons including a hammer, metal poles, baseball bats during the brutal attack on September 25 last year.

The 33-year-old drug dealer is believed to have been lured to his death by a fake deal.

Today Abubaker Omar-Bana, 26, of Rochford Close, East Ham, and Jordon Archambie, 20, of Hesketh Road, Forest Gate, were convicted of his manslaughter.

Zakar Yunas, 22, of Rokeby Street, Stratford, Mussa Jalo, 21, of Norfolk Road, Dagenham, and Daniel Paul Welch, 34, of Winstead Gardens, Dagenham, have been convicted of violent disorder.

Left to right:  Mussa Jalo, Daniel Welch and Zakar Yunas. Picture: MET POLICELeft to right: Mussa Jalo, Daniel Welch and Zakar Yunas. Picture: MET POLICE

Jurors heard Raja had parked up in Stansgate Road, with two friends shortly before a Mitsubishi Shogun rammed the car from behind.

Seconds later a Renault Megane blocked the vehicle in before six men armed with an arsenal of weapons chased Raja and his friends down the street.

One of his friends was attacked by two of the men while his other pal managed to run away and hide but Raja was chased into Braintree Road and fatally attacked by three of the men.

Mobile phone records, forensics and CCTV footage identified Bana, Jalo, Welch, Yunas and Archambie at the scene and they were subsequently arrested.

This hammer was used during the attack Picture: MET POLICEThis hammer was used during the attack Picture: MET POLICE

The court heard claims Raja was killed on the order of another drug dealer due to a dispute.

All five will be sentenced on Monday.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Whellams, investigating officer, said: “This was a pre-planned and orchestrated murder.

“We believe Raja may have gone to meet these men as part of a drugs deal. However, unbeknownst to him, the “Regardless of what Raja’s intentions were that night, when he arranged to meet these men he should not have lost his life.

“I hope Raja’s grieving family are able to move forward knowing his attackers have now been brought to justice.”

Four other men, two aged 21, one aged 26 and the other aged 27 who arrested in connection with the killing were later released with no further action.

The hunt continues to find any other perpetrators.

Latest Barking and Dagenham Stories

15 minutes ago

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Peter Taylor will hope to avoid a repeat of their past mistakes when they make the trip to Halifax Town this weekend.

After getting out on 49 last month and making double figures numerous times, the 21-year-old claimed his maiden fifty in T20 cricket last night

10:00

Barking will play their first home game of the season when they welcome Witham Town to Mayesbrook Park this weekend.

A misconduct panel heard how James Durrance, a special constable with Essex Police, told Asda security and employees that he was an officer following the incident on June 9, 2016, and showed his warrant card.

Barking MP Dame Margaret Hodge has likened a Labour Party disciplinary investigation into her conduct to the persecution faced by Jews in Nazi Germany.

Forget Love Island – Barking and Dagenham Council has launched a new series which is sure to get you gripped.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Barking and Dagenham is home to Better Extreme, London’s largest indoor skatepark. Whatever your discipline, be it skateboarding, inline, BMX or scootering, there’s a challenge waiting for you.

Barking Sporthouse has a wide range of fun things to do with your children this summer

The festive season is a hectic time for many, with frenzied dashes to the shops for groceries and gifts, and parties to arrange and attend.

Newsletter Sign Up

Barking and Dagenham Post twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now