LONDON: A man who stabbed a father to death in a busy high street while his young daughter was in a nearby shop has been found guilty of killing him.
Abraham Omotoso, 27, of Tudor Gardens, Harrow, was found guilty of manslaughter at the Old Bailey on Friday, 15 September, following a two-week trial. He was found not guilty of murder. He will be sentenced at the same court on Friday, 13 October.
Police were called at about 18:50hrs on Monday, 27 February 2017 to reports that a man had been stabbed in High Street, Wealdstone. The man was taken to a central London hospital by London Ambulance Service but despite the best efforts of medical
staff and extensive surgery,
he was pronounced dead at about 02:30hrs on Tuesday,
The victim was identified as Mohamed Al-Zufairi, 34, a father-of-two from Harrow. A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the chest.
Shortly before 18:50hrs on 27 February, Mohamed arrived in High Street, Wealdstone, with his eight-year-old daughter. He sent her into Poundland to buy some items while he waited outside. It was then that he was approached by Omotoso.
Witnesses reported that they had a short argument before Omotoso, who was wearing a parka-style coat with the hood pulled up, stabbed Mohamed and ran from the scene still holding the knife. Luckily, Mohamed’s daughter did not witness the incident.