Violent robbery at Dagenham flat
A gang who used two girl members as bait to ransack an unsuspecting Romeo s apartment were jailed for a total of 42 years. Flora Moludi, 21, and a 16-year-old, who cannot be named, dressed up for a double dinner date with Niyi Adekoya, 22. However, the gi
A gang who used two girl members as bait to ransack an unsuspecting Romeo's apartment were jailed for a total of 42 years.
Flora Moludi, 21, and a 16-year-old, who cannot be named, dressed up for a double dinner date with Niyi Adekoya, 22.
However, the girls, who had met the victim in a nightclub, unlocked the flat's security gate for their accomplices.
Obiri Tabury and Emmanuel Wilson, both 28, Olatundi Akinselure, 25, and Wayne Carver, 22, terrorised Mr Adekoya with a knife, slicing their victim's finger.
Adikalie Kamara, 22, acted as a getaway driver for the raid in Dagenham.
Judge William Kennedy jailed Akinselure and Wilson for nine-and-a-half and eight years respectively on March 2.
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Tabury, of Abridge Way, Barking, was given eight-and-a-half years in his absence after going AWOL after the 10-week trial.
Carver and Kamara each received six-year jail terms while Moludi was sentenced to four years in prison.
The 16-year-old girl, who was aged just 14 at the time, was spared jail, instead receiving a two years' supervision in the community and 100 hours unpaid work.
Gang members beat Mr Adeyoka and threatened to use a gun before demanding cash and stripping the Nigerian accountancy student's home of valuables including a flatscreen TV, laptop, iPod and surround-sound system.
Neighbours from the block, in Eldridge Court, saw the gang make their escape with Mr Adekoya's possessions with the two girls in tow in fits of giggles.
Carver pleaded guilty to the robbery, on March 21, 2007, at a hearing last year.
Tahir Majid, 22, and Nadeen Hussain, 24, were cleared last month by a Snaresbrook Crown Court jury.
Wilson and Carver were found cowering behind dustbins by armed police after neighbours raised the alarm.
Akinselure and Tabury scaled a seven foot fence before plunging into thick brambles where they were painfully extracted by officers.
All the gang members denied the robbery, blaming each other.
Majid, of Clandon Road, Seven Kings, and Hussain, of Bradymead, East Ham, were cleared of conspiracy to rob.