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Client cleared of murder and manslaughter

15 Feb 2019

Our client was acquitted of murder and manslaughter at the Old Bailey on 11th February 2019.

Mr Umezie was accused of stabbing Sidique Kamara to death, after an altercation in which the deceased and another assailant robbed Mr Umezie for his Cartier watch. Mr Umezie successfully raised self-defence, in that he disarmed the deceased of a lock knife and used reasonable force and lawfully protected himself.  The deceased also known as Incognito was a member of a drill rap group and alleged leader of the gang Moscow 17.

The incident was witnessed by members of the public and partly captured on CCTV.

Mr Umezie gave evidence at trial which lasted 2 weeks and was unanimously found not guilty by the jury.

He was represented by Vanessa Wiggins, Dexter Dias QC and Alex Taylor-Camara of Garden Court Chambers.

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