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Nigerian Man Bags 28years Imprisonment After Shooting Man Over £3.50 Drugs Debt

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A 31-year-old Nigerian man has been sentenced to 28 years in prison by Woolwich Crown Court in the U.K. for attempted murder, possession of firearms, among others.

Marcus Adepoju was arrested after he attempted to shoot someone in retaliation over a £3.50 drugs in Edmonton, London.

Adepoju was convicted of multiple firearms and drug offences following a trial at the same court in February and was sentenced by the court on Friday.

In April 2023, officers were called to a house on Nelgarde Road, Catford, where a man reported he had been shot at through a window by a masked man.

The three shots had narrowly missed him but caused superficial wounds from glass shards, as well as extensive damage to the property, Enfield Dispatch reports.

Investigation led officers to Marcus Adepoju who was seen on CCTV travelling from the house to a storage facility in nearby Forest Hill.

A search of the unit recovered two firearms alongside ammunition, drugs, cash and knives. Another storage facility they linked to Adepoju was found to contain more ammunition, cash and drugs.

Adepoju was stopped by officers in a car in Chingford, where he was found to be in possession of a bag which contained a large set of keys. These included keys for the house on Laleham Road as well as the two storage units.

Forensic enquiries carried out on one of the seized guns linked it to the shooting, as well as to another incident in March 2023 in which a bullet hole was found in a lorry in Forest Hill. Adepoju’s DNA was also found on both weapons.

Adepoju pleaded guilty to three counts of possession of a firearm, money laundering, possession with intent to supply class A drugs and possession of bladed articles at an earlier hearing.

He was found guilty of attempted murder, possession of a firearm and ammunition with intent to endenger life and a further count of possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

Nelly Agwu is an educationist, a journalist, a Blogger, graduate of History. Very dynamic and a realist. A mouthpiece of the oppressed. Easy going and a Philanthropist.

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