Breaking News: Kenneth Umezie found not guilty of Sidique Kamara murder

Katherine Johnston (11 February, 2019) Crime In the Dock

Camberwell's Kenneth Umezie cleared of murder

24093Sidique Kamara, who was stabbed to death last August on Warham Street

Kenneth Umezie was found not guilty of killing 23-year-old drill rapper Sidique Kamara at the Old Bailey today.

Twenty-three-year-old Kamara was found injured on Warham Street on Wednesday, August 1.

Umezie, aged 32, from Camberwell was charged on Tuesday, August 7. He was found not guilty of murder or manslaughter after a two-week long trial where it is reported that he claimed he acted in self-defence.

Two other men arrested on suspicion of Kamara’s murder were later released under investigation.

Kamara died on the same street where his friend and fellow rapper Rhyhiem Ainsworth Barton was killed months earlier in a shooting.

Also known as Incognito and SK, Kamara was a member of drill rap group and alleged gang, Moscow17, and had previously been tried and found not guilty of the murder of Abdirahman Mohamed.

He had also appeared in interviews discussing drill rap and its link to violence, arguing knife crime had been around for much longer than the controversial genre.

 

 

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