18 years in jail for knife murder
A JUDGE spoke of the ‘scourge’ of knife crime as he jailed a man who stabbed a newlywed to death in a revenge attack and his brother for possessing a blade.
Mohamed Jama, 20, was jailed for life, serving a minimum of 18 years, for murdering Mohammed Nabeel Hassan in Oldham.
Manchester Crown Court was told Jama went into the town centre seeking revenge after learning that his brother, Musa, 22, had been robbed.
Judge David Stockdale QC said Mr Hassan, 22, had the ‘misfortune’ of having a chance encounter with the brothers and their friend Sadik Djama, 23.
A confrontation ensued with the brothers, both of Ashley Street, Oldham, who were carrying knives.
The court was told Mr Hassan tried to walk past and avoid a confrontation but he was kicked and kicked back in self defence. Mohamed Jama then stabbed Mr Hassan, who later died.
Mohamed Jama was found guilty of murder after a trial.
Musa Jama and Sadik Djama, of Deerhurst Drive, Longsight, were acquitted of murder and manslaughter charges. But Musa Jama previously pleaded guilty to possessing a knife. He was jailed for 21 months.
Djama was jailed for 28 months after admitting two counts of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply.
Judge Stockdale said: “The carrying of knives on the street has become a scourge.”