18 years in jail for knife mur­der

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

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.”

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