Five men to serve 120 years in prison for gunning down businessman, 24

Five men will serve at least 120 years in jail for gunning down businessman, 24, as he rode quad bike away from barbecue

  • Fahmi Daahir, Mustafa Omar, Abdirahman Dirie, Shire Elmi and Abdirahman Yusuf sentenced to more than a century in prison over drive-by shotgun murder
  • All five denied murder but were convicted at trial at Birmingham Crown Court
  • Abdul Rahman Abubaker, 24, was shot with a shotgun back in May 2018
  • He was leaving a party on a quad bike before three cars pulled up and was shot
  • Five men who gunned down a businessman during a drive-by murder have been collectively sentenced to more than a century behind bars.

    Abdul Rahman Abubaker, 24, suffered catastrophic injuries after being blasted with a shotgun in the Highgate area of Birmingham and he died hours later in hospital.

    The dessert shop boss was riding a quad bike away from a party to mark the start of Ramadan in Stratford Place in the Highgate area of 伯明翰 在五月 2018.

    A court heard three cars in a convoy had pulled up shortly beforehand and the fatal gunshot was fired from one of the vehicles.

    内 72 hours two of the cars had been set alight and destroyed to try and destroy evidence, while the third had disappeared without trace.

    A lengthy investigation led to the arrests of Fahmi Daahir, 24, Mustafa Omar, 21, Abdirahman Dirie, 21, Shire Elmi, 24, and Abdirahman Yusuf, 23, 去年八月.

    All denied murder but were convicted following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court in Octobereven though it is believed none of them fired the fatal shot.

    Today Daahir, of Nechells, 伯明翰, who was also convicted of arson, was jailed for life with a minimum term of 27 年份.

    Yusuf, of Aston, 伯明翰, who also pleaded guilty to arson and perverting the course of justice, received a minimum term of 25 年份.

    Elmi, of Glasgow, was handed a minimum of 25 years while Omar, 21, 没有固定地址, was handed a minimum sentence of 22 落后几年.

    Dirie, 21, 没有固定地址, who was aged 17 当时, was sentenced to a minimum of 21 年份.

    Abdul Rahman Abubaker, 24, suffered catastrophic injuries after being blasted with a shotgun in Stratford Place in the Highgate area of Birmingham in May 2018 and died hours later in hospital

    Abdul Rahman Abubaker, 24, suffered catastrophic injuries after being blasted with a shotgun in Stratford Place in the Highgate area of Birmingham in May 2018 and died hours later in hospital

    Mr Rahman Abubaker, a business owner from Birmingham, was riding a quad bike away from a party to mark the start of Ramadan in Stratford Place in the Highgate area of Birmingham in May 2018 when he was fatally attacked by the gang

    Mr Rahman Abubaker, a business owner from Birmingham, was riding a quad bike away from a party to mark the start of Ramadan in Stratford Place in the Highgate area of Birmingham in May 2018 when he was fatally attacked by the gang

    Elmi was tracked down in Glasgow while Yusuf was arrested at a London airport after coming back from Sweden where he’d fled less than a month after the murder.

    The other three were detained in Birmingham.

    By reviewing footage from more than 100 CCTV cameras, detectives established four carsof which three were stolenhad initially met in Hams Road Alum Rock, 伯明翰.

    One car was abandoned but another, a VW Passat, was sent out on several trips to scour the area near the barbecue.

    A lengthy investigation led to the arrests of Fahmi Daahir (对), Mustafa Omar (中间), Abdirahman Dirie, Shire Elmi (剩下) and Abdirahman Yusuf in August last year

    A lengthy investigation led to the arrests of Fahmi Daahir (对), Mustafa Omar (中间), Abdirahman Dirie, Shire Elmi (剩下) and Abdirahman Yusuf in August last year

    Daahir, 23, of Nechells; Omar, 21, of Alum Rock; Yusuf, 23, (剩下) 的, Aston; Elmi, 23, of Glasgow and Dirie, 21, (对) of Newtown, were remanded in custody

    Daahir, 23, of Nechells; Omar, 21, of Alum Rock; Yusuf, 23, (剩下) 的, Aston; Elmi, 23, of Glasgow and Dirie, 21, (对) of Newtown, were remanded in custody

    Police reviewed footage from more than 100 CCTV cameras and established four carsof which three were stoleninitially met in Alum Rock, 伯明翰.

    One car was abandoned but another, a VW Passat, was sent out on several trips to scour the area near the barbecue.

    A stolen Ford Kugapart of the convoy from which the fatal shot was firedwas taken back to Hams Road and set alight within six minutes of the shooting.

    A taxi was ordered to pick up a group further down the road shortly afterwards.

    An examination of the Kuga found shotgun cartridges and the remnants of a fuel container in the scorched shell.

    Another vehicle in the convoyan Audi A3was discovered in Arley Road, Alum Rock, after being set alight three days after the killing.

    Daahir’s sock was found in the car and he, along with Yusuf admitted arson ahead of the trial.

    Cell site records also established telephone communication involving members of the group.

    Police traced their movements, including Daahir and Yusuf being within a vehicle which was in the convoy that evening and Elmi and Omar being in Hams Road.

    Mr Rahman Abubaker (pictured looking back at the crowd above) was last seen alive at a party marking the start of Ramadan in Stratford Place in the Highgate area of Birmingham

    Mr Rahman Abubaker (pictured looking back at the crowd above) was last seen alive at a party marking the start of Ramadan in Stratford Place in the Highgate area of Birmingham

    Abdul Rahman Abubaker is pictured riding his quadbike (at bottom of the shot) before he is gunned down in a drive-by shooting

    Abdul Rahman Abubaker is pictured riding his quadbike (at bottom of the shot) before he is gunned down in a drive-by shooting

    All denied murder but were convicted following the trial at Birmingham Crown Court.

    Giovanni DAlessandro, of the CPS, 说过: ‘While we may never know which of these men fired the fatal shot, the evidence indicates that all five men were willing participants in the pre-planned attack on Mr Abu-Baker which led to his death.

    ‘The defendants attempted to cover up their crimes by burning two of the cars they had used to facilitate the attack.

    ‘Despite the substantial evidence linking them to the crime, they denied the charges, forcing Mr Abu-Baker’s family to relive the tragedy of their loss through a trial.

    All denied murder but were convicted following the trial at Birmingham Crown Court (图为)

    All denied murder but were convicted following the trial at Birmingham Crown Court (图为)

    '今天, all five men have been sentenced for their part in the needless and tragic loss of a young life.

    ‘I hope that the sentencing today sends an important message that these crimes will be meticulously investigated and vigorously prosecuted.

    ‘The use of firearms on our streets is a menace to all and offending of this nature will not be tolerated.

    ‘My thoughts remain with the family and friends of Mr Abu-Baker at what must continue to be a very difficult time for them.

    Superintendent Edward Foster, of West Midlands Police, 说过: ‘This has been a complex investigation during which Abdul, along with his family and friends, have been at the forefront of our minds.

    ‘We will never probably never know the reason behind this tragic killing and who actually fired the fatal shot.

    ‘Undoubtedly, there were others who were part of this horrific attack but whose identities remain unknown.

    ‘But it’s clear this was the culmination of careful planning which involved all five of these men who have been convicted.

    ‘They helped destroy or conceal cars while two fled the country in their attempt to avoid being caught.

    '然而, due to the diligence, dedication and expertise of our officers and staff we ensured this wasn’t the case.

    ‘Each of them played a role in causing, or assisting, the tragic murder of Abdul and they will now rightly spend considerable time behind bars.

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