Thu. Aug 18th, 2022

Here is our list of some of the perpetrators from all over East London who were jailed in September.

Farhan Akoo |

Farhan Akoo, 30, of Worcester Gardens, Cranbrook

Farhan Akoo |
– Credit: City of London Police

Cranbrook man Farhan Akoo, who kidnapped and raped a woman, has been jailed for more than six years.

The 30-year-old from Worcester Gardens, described as an “opportunistic predator” by police, kidnapped the victim from her friends before sexually assaulting her on an unlit highway.

Akoo stole the victim’s phone to stop her from using it to access help before the November 25, 2018 assault.

At the Inner London Crown Court on September 3, Akoo was sentenced to six years and nine months in prison for rape, kidnapping, kidnapping with intent to commit sexual offenses and three counts of sexual assault by penetration.


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Christopher Lawrence

Christopher Lawrence of Limes Avenue, Chigwell Custody

Christopher Lawrence has been jailed for three years after admitting a series of sexual assaults on children.
– Credit: Essex Police

The 30-year-old from Limes Avenue, Chigwell, was jailed for three years after admitting several cases of child sex offenses.

Lawrence posed as a teenager on social media using a fake name and stock photos to make sexual comments to children ages 11 to 15.

After taking his cell phone and iPad, officers discovered 23 separate conversations and more than 20 indecent photos of children.

When interviewed, Lawrence admitted to engaging in sexual conversations with people he knew were children while high on cocaine, but denied having a sexual interest in children.

He was convicted and put on the sex offender’s register for life at Chelmsford Crown Court on 6 September.

Georgis Kefeyalew

Georgis Kefeyalew, 45, of Silvertown

Georgis Kefeyalew, 45, of Silvertown will spend six years behind bars for drug offenses.
– Credit: Met Politi

This Silvertown drug dealer was jailed after police seized hashish, heroin and crack cocaine with an estimated total street value of £ 750,000.

Newham officers seized the drugs and £ 39,000 in cash and arrested Kefeyalew while carrying out an order on March 30.

Kefeyalew was convicted by Snaresbrook Crown Court on September 8 of possession of a Class B drug (cannabis), two arrest warrants of class A drugs (heroin and crack cocaine) and possession of criminal property. .

The 45-year-old – whose specific address was not released by police – was given six years in prison, reduced from nine years due to a guilty plea.

Afzul Miah |

Afzul Miah, 42, of Victoria Avenue, East Ham

Afzul Miah, 42, of Victoria Avenue, East Ham, was jailed for 10 years.
– Credit: Met Politi

This “sadistically cruel” East Ham man was jailed for 10 years for raping and assaulting a woman.

Miah, 42, of Victoria Avenue, was convicted of rape, grievous bodily harm (GBH), three counts of actual bodily harm and two counts of assault.

The court heard that Miah assaulted the victim with a knife on March 4 last year, causing an incision in her hand that required hospital treatment.

Between March 8 and 11, Miah severely assaulted, sexually assaulted and raped the victim.

At Snaresbrook Crown Court on September 9, he was jailed, issued a restraining order and placed on the sex offender register.

Anton Welio and Stephanie Smillie

Anton Welio and Stephanie Smillie, both 34 and from Philpot Street, Stepney

Anton Welio and Stephanie Smillie, both 34 and on Philpot Street in Stepney, were each jailed for five years for a series of cash point robberies.
– Credit: Met Politi

This couple from Stepney were each jailed for five years after a series of cash-robberies by pensioners in east London.

Anton Welio approached the victims and grabbed the cash as they got out of the machines while his accomplice Stephanie Smillie kept an eye on it.

The 34-year-olds on Philpot Street targeted seniors who withdrew money from ATMs outside banks in Stratford, Whitechapel, Forest Gate and Plaistow.

The biggest hit was a £ 500 robbery in Whitechapel at the checkout outside Lloyd’s Bank on Commercial Road.

Welio admitted 13 robberies and Stephanie Smillie admitted 11, both of whom pleaded guilty at Snaresbrook Crown Court on 10 September.

Alexandra Cardona

Tower Hamlets -man Alexandra Cardona, 39.

Alexandra Cardona, 39, was sentenced to five years and three months in prison at Snaresbrook Crown Court after pleading guilty to attempted rape.
– Credit: Metropolitan Police

Tower Hamlets man Alexandra Cardona was jailed for trying to rape another man.

The 39-year-old was sentenced to five years and three months in prison at Snaresbrook Crown Court on 16 September.

Cardona, who was also placed on the sex offenders’ register for life, pleaded guilty to attempted rape in the same court three days earlier.

The court heard how Cardona on January 25 tried to force her victim to perform sexual acts. The victim managed to escape and call the police, who found Cardona naked and drunk on the spot.

Mohammad Jalloh |

Mohammad Jalloh |

Mohammad Jalloh, 19, of Watt Street in Wapping.
– Credit: Met Politi

Mohammad Jalloh of Wapping was one of four men jailed for life for the murder of 24-year-old NHS worker David Gomoh.

David was left to die after being stabbed nine times as he walked down Freemasons Road in Canning Town on April 26 last year.

Jalloh, 19, of Watt Street in Wapping and 23-year-old Vagnei Colubali of Enfield will each serve at least 27 years for David’s murder.

David Ture, 19, of Bloomsbury Street in Holborn, was jailed for at least 26 years, and Alex Melaku, 18, of Telford, Shropshire, was sentenced to at least 21 years.

The verdicts were handed down in Old Bailey on September 17, after the four were found guilty by a jury on August 11.

Paul Williams

The former Dagenham banker was jailed for four years for committing £ 731,555 for fraud.

Paul Williams, 38, of Goresbrook Road, was found to have abused his previous position at a bank in Kensington to gain access to customers’ accounts between June and August 2016.

Williams was convicted at the Inner London Crown Court on 23 September 2021.

UK Finance says all victims were fully reimbursed.

A parental photo of Williams was not released by police.

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