Barking murderer fails in his appeal

A BARKING factory boss who was jailed for life for killing his daughter’s boyfriend has failed in a Court of Appeal bid to clear his name.

Mushtaq Ahmed, 47, of Hulse Avenue, was convicted at the Old Bailey in October 2003 of murdering 22-year-old Albanian asylum seeker, Rexhap Hasani.

He appealed last month, but had his case dismissed yesterday when Lord Justice Hughes returned to the Court of Appeal to hand down his judgment.

Ahmed was accused of murdering Mr Hasani at his clothing factory in Seven Kings, Ilford, in November 2002, then dumping his body on an industrial estate in Limehouse.

He had not approved of his 16-year-old daughter’s relationship with the Albanian, but had offered him a job at his factory after the pair returned having run away to Bournemouth.