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Dancer Daniel Famakinwa gun murder: Five jailed

Ezekiel Charles-Sterling
Image caption Ezekiel Charles-Sterling will serve a minimum of 24 years, the Old Bailey heard

Five men have been jailed for shooting dead a professional dancer as he waited for a night bus after leaving a club in south London.

Daniel Famakinwa, 20, was shot near a snooker hall in South Norwood on 6 August.

Ezekiel Charles-Sterling, 19, of Upper Norwood, south London, will serve a minimum of 24 years for his murder.

Four other men were convicted of manslaughter and also sentenced at the Old Bailey on Monday.

'Good night out'

Adrian Rhodes, 19, of Stockwell; Romelle Bogle, 18, of Brixton; Joshua Chieke, 18, of Stockwell and Christopher Perry, 18, of Streatham, all south London, were cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughter.

Rhodes and Bogle were ordered to serve 14 years in prison, and Chieke and Perry 12 years.

Charles-Sterling and Rhodes were both also convicted of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, and possession of a prohibited firearm.

Both were sentenced to six years for each of these offences which will be served concurrently.

Prosecutor Aftab Jafferjee QC had said the attackers were carrying a loaded weapon as "their idea of a good night out".

At their conviction on 31 May, Mr Jafferjee added: "Barely 20 minutes after Daniel and his friends had emerged from the club... doing nothing more than just larking about amongst themselves and causing no offence to anyone at all, Daniel lay fatally bleeding, having been shot."

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