Nana Darko-Frempong murder: Two men jailed for life
- 23 May 2013
- From the section London
Two south London gang members have been jailed for life at the Old Bailey after being found guilty of murdering an 18-year-old A-level student.
Nana Darko-Frempong was killed in a drive-by shooting yards from his home in Tulse Hill in June 2011.
Christopher Gabriel, 25, and another 25-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were ordered to serve a minimum term of 30 years each.
Judge Nicholas Cooke said the victim was a "wholly innocent teenager".
The killers belonged to the Roadside Gangsters, which was based in the Camberwell area and their rivals were the Trust No 1 gang based in Tulse Hill.
The men had gone to the area to attack anyone on the Tulse Hill estate and Mr Darko-Frempong happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time, the court heard during the trial.
The gang members had shown no genuine remorse over the death, Judge Nicholas Cooke said.
"This was a gang-organised shooting of a wholly innocent teenager," he added.
In a victim impact statement the teenager's father Roddy Darko-Frempong said his son was a hard-working pupil who was taking his A-levels and had applied to Imperial College.
But his son's killers were the opposite, he said, adding: "There are no signs of remorse. Maybe they just don't care or maybe they lack a moral compass.
"Nana's life was special. He was special."
Romario Henry, 22, and two other men, who cannot be named, were found guilty of perverting the course of justice and jailed for eight years.
Al Daniels, 23, was convicted of having a firearm with intent to endanger life and other firearms offences. He will be sentenced on 28 June.
Nathan Dawson, 27, who tried to claim a reward for information about the shooting, was found not guilty of murder.