A younger man was fatally stabbed for asking youths to return his “blinging” rapper-style gold chains, a courtroom has heard.
Asadiq Mohamed, 23, was robbed by a bunch of younger males in a park in Edgware, north London, in Could 2021, the Previous Bailey was informed.
When he tried to recuperate three chains which had been ripped from his neck, he was punched and kicked to the bottom after which fatally stabbed, jurors heard.
It’s alleged that Nick Kaneza, then aged 18, delivered the deadly wound instantly after being handed a knife by Emmanuel Pombo, who was 16 on the time.
Opening their homicide trial on Tuesday, prosecutor Jane Bickerstaff KC stated: “This case is in regards to the homicide of a younger man, Asadiq Mohamed, and the occasions that led as much as that which concerned a theft on him and violent dysfunction on him.”
Mr Mohamed and a buddy had allegedly been “noticed” by youths and adopted as they walked by Montrose Park and into Silkstream Park on the afternoon of Monday Could 31 2021.
The males had focused Mr Mohamed with the “sole intention” of robbing him of three gold chains he was sporting round his neck, Ms Bickerstaff stated.
They cut up into two teams and approached in a “pincer” motion earlier than certainly one of them grabbed the chunky jewelry from the sufferer’s neck, it was claimed.
Afterwards, the youths headed again to the basketball courtroom the place that they had come from, the courtroom was informed.
Ms Bickerstaff informed jurors: “Asadiq went after the group to attempt to recuperate his gold chains. In doing so, he was the topic of a violent assault on the basketball courtroom.
“He was punched and kicked to the bottom and on the bottom, and as he managed to get to his ft, certainly one of defendants fatally stabbed him, as soon as to the left of his chest. It pierced his coronary heart and he died.”
She stated the alleged killers and three different defendants took half within the “vicious group assault” on Mr Mohamed as a result of he had “the temerity to comply with and attempt to recuperate his gold chains from them”.
Ms Bickerstaff stated: “Through the course of that assault, and having intentionally armed himself with a knife, Kaneza delivered the deadly stab wound.
“It’s the prosecution case that Mr Pombo is the person who handed the knife to Mr Kaneza, to ensure that him to stab the deceased.”
Ms Bickerstaff informed jurors that earlier that day, Mr Mohamed and his buddy had visited a challenge supporting folks in care and looking for asylum.
Whereas there, the pair had watched movies and cooked meals earlier than the buddy became a soccer equipment and set off for Montrose Park, saying he would drop Mr Mohamed on the station.
One of many help employees recalled Mr Mohamed’s chains had been “extraordinarily blinging, and chunky like a rapper may put on”, the jury was informed.
Later, his distraught buddy ran again to the challenge carrying his buddy’s bag and broke down, saying Mr Mohamed had been stabbed, jurors had been informed.
Kaneza, now 20, from Hemel Hempstead in north-west London, and Pombo, 19, from Edgware, deny homicide.
Kaneza, Pombo, Mohamed Yusuf, 21, of Edgware, and a 17-year-old deny violent dysfunction. Amani Williams, 20, of Edgware has pleaded responsible to the cost.
Pombo, the 17-year-old boy, Tavell Corridor, 20, of Hayes, west London, and Williams deny theft which Yusuf has admitted.
The Previous Bailey trial continues.