Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

Life term for teen gang murderer

The 17-year-old murderer of Daniel Graham, pictured, has been told he will spend at least 18 years behind bars

A teenager accused of two gang murders at the age of 16 has been jailed for life.

Jordan Williams will serve at least 18 years for murdering Daniel Graham, 18, who was stabbed 24 times in 45 seconds.

Williams, who turned 17 last month, was part of a gang which attacked Mr Graham as he stepped off a bus on January 29 last year.

He was later arrested for the murder of promising athlete Sylvester Akapalara, 17, shot dead in Peckham, south London a month before.

A jury cleared him of that killing which resulted in Sodiq Adeojo, 20, being jailed for a minimum of 30 years.

Williams, Colin Aghatise, 16, and Lennie John, 24, all from Peckham, were found guilty at the Old Bailey on Wednesday of murdering Mr Graham.

Williams and Aghatise were ordered to be detained during Her Majesty's Pleasure, with Aghatise given a minimum term of 15 years.

John, 24, was jailed for life with a minimum term of 22 years.

They are said to have been members of the GMG gang which stands for various meanings including Guns, Murder and Girls.

Mr Graham was attacked with knives and a broken bottle in front of passengers as he got off a bus in East Dulwich, south London.

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