A Nigerian man identified as Abraham Omotoso who stabbed a father-of-two to death on a busy high street has been jailed for 18 years.
Abraham Omotoso, 27, of Tudor Gardens, Harrow, plunged a knife into the chest of 34-year-old Mohamed Al-Zufairi in High Street, Wealdstone in February this year.
Mr Al-Zufairi had been waiting outside Poundland for his eight-year-old daughter when he was attacked. She did not witness her father being stabbed.
Omotoso was found guilty of manslaughter at the Old Bailey and will serve 18 years behind bars for his crime. Investigating officer detective inspector Jon Meager said: “Omotoso has shown no remorse for his actions on that day.
I hope his conviction gives Mohamed’s family a measure of closure and comfort.” CCTV footage of the incident showed Omotoso walking in a “purposeful” manner before approaching Mr Al-Zufairi.
Witnesses reported a short argument between the pair before Omotoso stabbed his victim and fled the scene. He was arrested at Gatwick Airport the next day having just bought a one-way ticket to Nigeria with cash.
Police believe the motive for the killing was an ongoing feud between the victim’s brothers and Omotoso’s brothers and friends.