Trio jailed over fatal stabbing of Olamide Fasina
PUBLISHED: 12:51 09 June 2015 | UPDATED: 12:51 09 June 2015
Sentenced to 18 years between them
Three men have been jailed for a total of 18 years in connection with the manslaughter of a man who was chased through the streets of Bexley and fatally stabbed.
Olamide Fasina, from Erith, was attacked by an armed gang near Wolvercote Road on the Thamesmead estate on Tuesday, October 14 last year.
The 25-year-old was eventually cornered and stabbed through the heart. He was dead shortly afterwards, despite the efforts of paramedics to save him.
Police were called by people who had heard Mr Fasina, also known as Ben, trying to escape.
Louis Henry, Alvin Ansah-Baaphy and Steven Ngolo were convicted following a trial at the Old Bailey last Thursday and sentenced yesterday.
Henry, 22, of Henwick Road, Eltham, was jailed for 12 years for manslaughter.
Ansah-Baaphy, 23, of Old Dover Road, Abbey Wood, and Ngolo, 22, of Portmeadow Walk, Abbey Wood, were both jailed for three years for conspiracy to cause actual bodily harm.
The court heard that drug-dealer Ngolo had called from his cell in Thameside Prison to urge the other defendants to take revenge on Olamide for an earlier incident.
Investigating officer Detective Inspector Tony Lynes said: “These sentences have come following a difficult and challenging police inquiry.
“Olamide was fatally attacked last October as a result of what was in effect a dispute between young men.
“The senseless attack on him was all the more shocking because it took place in the afternoon in a highly populated estate, with many people around who witnessed a very violent altercation.
“I would like to pay tribute to Olamide’s family, who have been left devastated by the loss of their son but have been extremely supportive of the inquiry.”