The homicide of a boy who was minimize down close to his entrance door by a bunch of youths on a gang ride-out was “glorified” in a video set to drill rap, a court docket has heard.
Bubacar Jabbie Dukureh, 17, who was generally known as Buba, was strolling again to his house in Walthamstow, east London, when he was attacked by 5 youngsters on the night of October 23 2020, the Outdated Bailey heard.
Buba, who was alone, was stabbed to by means of the chest and collapsed in his entrance backyard in a pool of blood.
A resident of Westbury Highway raised the alarm and police and medics arrived however Buba couldn’t be saved and he was pronounced lifeless at 9.57pm, jurors had been advised.
Jurors had been advised a “painstaking” investigation uncovered an enormous amount of CCTV overlaying the time across the killing.
Prosecutor James Dawes KC mentioned the footage uncovered a hostile group of 5 youths, two on bicycles and three on foot.
Samuel Bartley, 19, Jamal Dakissaga-Benitez, 19, Alfie Ferguson, 19, and Kaiyan Decordova, 20, had been among the many group.
They had been convicted of murdering Buba following a trial on the Outdated Bailey earlier this yr, the court docket was advised.
A teen, who was 15 on the time and now aged 17, is alleged to have been the fifth member of the group and is on trial for homicide.
He was not a part of the sooner trial as a result of he was overseas and solely returned to the UK per week earlier than it began, Mr Dawes mentioned.
He advised jurors: “There’s a phrase/phrase which you’ll hear on this case is – a ride-out – it means a gang journey to a different gang’s space.
“Such a visit is harmful, that is a part of the attraction, and weapons had been carried on this ride-out.”
Mr Dawes mentioned ride-outs could possibly be for retribution, to actual revenge for one thing or to ascertain dominance over an space.
He went on: “It’s the prosecution case that the attacking group had been on a ride-out to an space managed by rival gangs. They rigorously ready for this ride-out upfront.”
Mr Dawes mentioned attackers had been related to the Higham Hill or Priory Courtroom Boys gang which was in rivalry with neighbouring gangs referred to as Drive Marlowe, and St James or the Mali Boys.
“It’s the Crown’s case Buba had the looks for them of a Mali Boy and that was enough to get him killed,” the prosecutor mentioned.
Jurors had been performed a video clip set to a drill rap which was discovered on the cellphone belonging to the defendant Ferguson and targeted on the sufferer’s tackle.
Mr Dawes mentioned the video of February final yr gave the impression to be “glorifying” the homicide and was supposed to be uploaded to the web.
He advised jurors: “The journey was a rigorously deliberate ride-out to invade a rival gang territory to impress and if needed, confront rivals.
The defendant, who can’t be recognized due to his age, denies homicide and the trial continues.