We are delighted to announce that tickets are now available for our Crime & Punishment Webinar, which will take place on the 7th June. We have three expert speakers, who will all be giving their insights into our criminal justice system. Former undercover cop Neil Woods, who risked his life bringing down major drugs gangs but now believes all drugs should be legalised and brought under government control. Top criminal defence barrister Harry Potter, a regular at the Old Bailey, an author of several books who has presented a TV series on the law for the BBC and convicted armed robber Scott Walsh, who has experienced the law from the other side of the prison wall. For more information please visit our Crime & Punishment page or Click here to purchase your tickets for this fascinating insight into our criminal justice system.
Cases of interest at the Old Bailey on Friday
Court 1 at 10am Sentence expected to be broadcast live of wealthy Nigerian politician Ike Ekweremadu, his wife Beatrice, and London man Obinna Obeta on charges linked to an alleged organ-harvesting plot. They are accused of bringing a 21-year-old man from Nigeria to the UK. Prosecutors claim they planned to have his kidney removed so it could be given to their daughter, Sonia.
Court 4 at 10.30am Mention in the case of mother of two, Jennifer Rose,39, on firearms offences. She claims she agreed to look after the safe for a friend on her street who had been convicted of conspiring to supply cannabis. However, Rose said she did not know there were bullets inside the safe and had no way of opening it.
Court 5 at 10am trial of Joshua Broddle and others in relation to the discovery of two explosive devices in Greys Inn, in the heart of London’s legal quarter.
Court 6 at 10am New trial in the case of Lee Byer, 44, who is charged with murdering Thomas O’Halloran, 87, in Greenford, west London. The Irish, grandfather was riding his disability scooter when he was repeatedly stabbed in the neck, chest and stomach.
Court 7 at 10am trial in the case of Bulent Bakir and others accused of the murder of 30-year-old Olsi Kuka. The victim, drug dealer was allegedly stabbed to death in a flat in Barnet, north London for his drugs and money.
Court 8 at 10.30am trial in the case of Leone Davies and others accused of murder. The victim, 31-year-old Mirko Naramcic was stabbed to death
Court 9 at 10am trial in the case of Fadel Dabbous and others accused of attempted murder after a 28 year old man was stabbed in Westminster, central London.
Court 11 at 10am trial in the case of Luke Matthews accused of murder. Kyle Kelson, 25, was blasted in the head with a shotgun in the early hours of June 19 in North Cheam, Surrey.
Court 11 at 11.15am Sentence of Kristopher Kearney, who was extradited from Spain to face far right terror charges. He is an alleged far-right fitness guru for a group known as Patriotic Alternative has admitted sharing a stash of terrorist documents on social media. He is believed to be the first member of the organisation to be convicted of terrorist offences.
Court 12 at 10am Jury deliberating in the trial of Shadab Abdul-Karim and others accused of murder. Kacem Mokrane, 18 was stabbed in the stomach in Mount Pleasant Road, Walthamstow on Thursday, November 16 2017 and died four days later.
Court 14 at 2pm Pre-trial review in the case of Sriram Ambarla, 23, accused of attempted murder after a woman in her twenties was stabbed in East London
Court 15 at 10am trial of Siyad Mohamud, 23, and Tariq Monteiro, 21, who allegedly fled the country after 16-year-old Alex Smith was fatally stabbed in 2019 in Camden. The defendants were arrested in Kenya’s capital Nairobi before being brought back to the UK to be charged.
Court 16 at 10am trial of Amraj Poonia and five others accused over the murder of Mohammed Shah Subhani,27, known as Shah, who was reported missing on May 7, 2019, when he failed to return to his home in Hounslow, west London. His body, which allegedly had shown signs of being tied up and burned was found by chance in woodland.