Nigerian Man Sentenced To Jail In U.K For Possession Of Drugs And Guns. (Photos)
A 26-year-old man, Oluwatobi Sunmonu, who was a member of an organised crime network, was jailed at Harrow Crown Court on Thursday, 26 April for 9 years and three months. According to Metropolitan Police, Oluwatobi Sunmonu, of Artillery Place, Woolwich was arrested on account of an intelligence-led investigation carried out by security operatives.
His co-conspirators, Toni Ferry and Iyisha Levine, were also arrested.
On 20 May 2017, officers searched a room at the Queens Hotel Bayswater where they found 4 bags locked with padlocks. The bags were discovered to contain: – Five handguns; – One semi-automatic firearm; – One silencer; – A large amount of live ammunition; – A large quantity of part elements of ammunition; – A large quantity of Class A drugs (cocaine and heroin).
The drugs were valued at approximately £152,000.
Detectives also discovered a false driving licence in the name of Thomas Corleone. The picture on the licence was of Sunmonu, who they recognized after reviewing CCTV at the hotel. He was arrested by officers at a later date.
Ferry, Sunmonu’s girlfriend, had assisted in renting and paying for the hotel room where the drugs, firearms and ammunition were stored. The group paid in excess of £28,000 to rent the room over one year and 5 months.
Officers also found a number of firearms had been purchased and delivered to Ferry’s home address in Islington.
Oluwatobi Sunmonu and Toni Ferry, 23, were each charged with:- Seven counts of conspiracy to allow others to own a firearm with intent to hazard life; – One rely of conspiracy to allow others to possess ammunition with intent to endanger life; – Two counts of possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply (cocaine and heroin).
Sunmonu pleaded responsible to all offences.