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Men jailed for mistaken identity murder in Catford

Two killers who shot a man in a "roadside execution" in front of his wife in south London have been jailed.

Personal trainer Michael Ofori, 35, was mistaken for the intended target after a spate of drug-related tit-for-tat shootings, the Old Bailey heard.

Sahid Sule, of no fixed address, and Nicholas Allon-McVytie, of Deptford, south London, were earlier found guilty of the murder in Catford in June.

The men, both 23, were jailed for life, with a minimum term of 28 years each.

'Wrong man'

Jurors heard Mr Ofori had been talking to his wife about her holiday plans when he was targeted in Oslac Road at about midnight on 23 June.

Sule was said to have orchestrated the killing and Allon-McVytie was the getaway driver.

Aftab Jafferjee QC, prosecuting, told the court: "The intended target of this roadside execution was in fact another man all together.

"To put it bluntly, they killed the wrong man."

Judge Peter Thornton said: "This was a deliberate execution carried out in a public street in the presence of the victim's wife.

"You have brutally taken the life of a man loved by his friends and relatives."

Two other men face a retrial for murder as the jury could not agree verdicts.

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