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THE SORRY SIGHT OF BEING BLACK, MUSLIM, ISLAMIC IN LONDON

Adebolajo, 28, is the son of devout Christian Nigerian immigrants, Anthony and Ibitoye Adebolajo, who settled in Romford, east London, where Michael and his three siblings were born.

Adebolajo went to the local Marshalls Park School and Havering Sixth Form College, where he first became interested in Islam at the age of 16 or 17.

One school friend said: “His parents were extremely strict. They were really devout Christians. They did not let Michael or his brother and sister do anything when they were younger.

“Michael was into his football and was a Spurs supporter. All his friends were white. He was just a normal lad but as he got older he started to go off the rails.

“He was really intelligent and his parents were desperate for him to do well at school but then he got into smoking weed and also started dealing.”

It emerged last night that one of his best friends at school was Kirk Redpath, who later joined the Irish Guards where he was a drummer before being killed in Iraq in 2007

Another classmate said that Adebolajo, known as “Narn”, and his younger brother Jeremiah, known as “Jell”, “changed quite dramatically” after becoming involved with drugs, “then he started holding knives up to people’s throats, getting their phones etcetera. He’d show us the phones he’d stolen.”

But “when he was about 17 he just locked himself in this room with this bloke for a few hours and when he came out he was a Muslim convert. He was spouting all sorts of stuff and said he had changed his name”.

Omar Bakri Mohammed, the “Tottenham Ayatollah” who was thrown out of Britain when he was the leader of the now banned extremist group Al-Muhajiroun, last night said that he had converted Adebolajo to Islam.

Among those led away in handcuffs that day, still arguing that he was within his rights to urge people to “behead those who insult Islam”, was Michael “Mujahid” Adebolajo. Seven years on, Adebolajo, a British-born Muslim convert, is suspected of having answered the call to arms as one of two men who butchered Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich.

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The attack on the soldier, following which Adebolajo talked of an “eye for an eye” as his hands dripped with blood, came seemingly from nowhere, but The Daily Telegraph has established that the killer had in fact been well known to the police and MI5 for years. Far from being a so-called “cleanskin”, Adebolajo was a known extremist with an open MI5 file who was in plain sight all along. He preached hatred on the streets of Woolwich, where he was a familiar face to many, and turned up at volatile protests all over London.

The violent murder of Drummer Rigby was the culmination of a 12-year period of radicalisation for Adebolajo, a former Christian, which began when he was a teenager and involved several run-ins with the police, including a prison sentence for assault.

Speaking from Beirut, where he lives in exile, he said: “We used to have a stall on the street in London were we would talk about the meaning of life with passers-by. He stopped to speak with us and we invited him to Islam.

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“Because he is a convert I can still remember him. At that time there were a lot of conflicts around the world, and in Iraq and in Afghanistan especially. We talked to him about these and he sympathised with the Muslim people, it seemed. He was in his 20s, a quiet boy who didn’t ask many questions. He used to come to our open talks and speeches.”

His parents tried to keep him out of trouble by moving away from Romford into a smart detached house in Saxilby, near Lincoln, in the very heart of middle England. His father got a job as an NHS mental health nurse at the Stapleton Road Resource Centre near Doncaster, where he also represents the Royal College of Nursing as its equality officer.

His mother is understood to have had jobs as a teacher and within the NHS. But the move was too late to turn Adebolajo away from radical Islam. He moved back to London, studying at Greenwich University, where he started using the name Mujahid, or fighter for Islam.

Anjem Choudary, who took over the leadership of Al-Muhajiroun, said: “He was interested in Islam, in memorising the Koran. He disappeared about two years ago. I don’t know what influences he has been under since then.”

Choudary confirmed that Adebolajo was arrested outside the Old Bailey during the violent protest in 2006.

Inside the court on the day, Mizanur Rahman was being tried for soliciting murder and inciting racial hatred during a protest against the publication of a cartoon of the prophet Mohammed by a Danish newspaper.

Adebolajo was among a group of 50 Muslims, many wearing scarves over their faces, who were attempting to interfere with the proceedings with a protest.

In 2007 he was filmed by the BBC protesting outside Paddington Green police station following the arrest of another fanatic. He is seen holding a placard which complains of a “Crusade Against Muslims”. In 2008, he was charged with assault over a separate incident and spent time in jail.

He also appears to have influenced his sister Christiana, who also converted to Islam and now lives in Chorley, Lancs.

In the past two years he had reportedly enrolled on a business course at Barking College, living in a flat in Romford and spending much of his time preaching hatred on the streets and urging others to fight in Syria and Afghanistan.

In recent weeks he had been a regular presence in Woolwich, preaching outside shops a short walk away from where Drummer Rigby was murdered.

Mayur Patel, 29, a local, said: “For the last three weeks he had been walking up and down the main street shouting and preaching. It was an obvious sign there was a mad man walking around.”

A 51-year-old who gave his name as Tom said: “I saw him on his own outside the pound shop last week shouting about jihad. He was aggressive, trying to draw people’s attention to him.”

Yesterday police searched five addresses in London linked to the suspected killers and the Adebolajo family home in Lincolnshire. A 29-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder, but police did not give details of their relationships to the two suspected killers.

Members of Adebolajo’s family were either taken from their homes by police or left of their own accord yesterday. His sister Blessing, 32, was taken away from her home in Romford, which she is thought to have shared with Adebolajo, before a police search team moved in.

The second suspect in the Woolwich murder was known for handing out radical leaflets and a woman believed to be his girlfriend had recently converted to Islam.

Other details known about the man are that he is 22 and that he frequented the area of south-east London where Wednesday’s atrocity took place.

The Daily Telegraph, London

EXECUTION OF PEOPLES BY BRUTAL MEANS LISTED BELOW

The execution of criminals and political opponents has been used by most societies—both for crime punishment and to suppress political dissent. Execution of a person by the judicial process as a punishment for an offense is called capital punishment or death penalty. In most places that practice capital punishment it is reserved for murder, espionage, treason, or as part of military justice. In some countries sexual crimes, such as rape, adultery, incest and sodomy, also carry the death penalty. In many countries that use the death penalty, drug trafficking, corruption, cowardice, desertion, insubordination, and mutiny are also capital offenses. Most historical records and various primitive tribal practices indicate that the death penalty was a part of their justice system.However some methods of execution were quite vicious & brutal .They are listed herein

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GARROTTING


The garrote was very common once,  but is no longer sanctioned by law in any country though training in its use is still carried out in the French Foreign Legion. The garrote is a device that strangles a person to death. It can also be used to break a person’s neck. The device was often used in Spain until it was outlawed in 1978 together with the abolition of the death penalty. It normally consisted of a seat in which the prisoner was restrained while the executioner tightened a metal band around his neck until he was dead. Some versions of the garrote incorporated a metal bolt which pressed in to the spinal chord, breaking the neck. The victim may pass into a state of severe and painful convulsions and then pass into death. This spiked version is known as the Catalan garrote. The last execution by garrote was José Luis Cerveto in October 1977. Andorra was the last country in the world to outlaw its use, doing so in 1990. However garroting is still common in India according Indian author and forensic expert Parikh.

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SCAPHISM

Scaphism, also known as the boats was an ancient Persian method of executing people & designed to inflict a very torturous death. The naked person was firmly fastened within a back-to-back pair of narrow rowing boats (or a hollowed-out tree trunk), with the head, hands, and feet protruding. The condemned was forced to ingest milk and honey to the point of developing severe diarrhea, and more honey would be rubbed on the body so it would attract insects to the exposed appendages. The person would then be left to float on a stagnant pond or be exposed to the sun. The defenseless individual’s faeces accumulated within the container, attracting more bugs & insects, which would eat and breed within his or her exposed and increasingly gangrenous flesh. The feeding would be repeated each day in some cases to prolong the torture, so that dehydration or starvation did not provide him or her with a quick death. Death, when it eventually occurred, was probably due to a combination of dehydration, starvation and septic shock. Delirium would typically set in after a few days. Death by scaphism was deliberately painful, humiliating, and protracted

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FLAYING

Flaying is the removal of skin from a living body. Like a slaughtered animal is flayed in preparation for human consumption, or for its hide or fur; this is more commonly called skinning, flaying is similar method applied to living humans. Flaying of humans was used as both a method of torture and execution, depending on how much of the skin is removed. Flaying is an ancient practice, used by Assyrians and Ming Dynasty.

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LINGCHI

Known also as slow slicing, Lingchi was reserved for crimes seen as especially severe, such as treason or killing of one’s parents. Also could be translated as slow process, lingering death or death by a thousand cuts, was a form of execution used in China from about AD 900 until its abolition in 1905. The process involved tying the person to be executed to a wooden frame, usually in a public place. The flesh was then cut from the body in multiple slices in a process that was not specified in detail in Chinese law and therefore most likely varied. In later times, opium was sometimes administered either as an act of mercy or as a way of preventing fainting. The punishment worked on three levels: as a form of public humiliation, as a slow and lingering death, and as a punishment after death. In variable forms, it also involved dismemberment i.e cutting, tearing, pulling, wrenching or otherwise removing, the limbs & genetalia of the condemned.

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BREAKING  WHEEL

Breaking wheel or the Catherine wheel was a capital punishment device used  in the Middle Ages and early modern times for public execution by cudgelling to death. It was used during the Middle Ages and was still in use well into the 19th century. Breaking on the wheel was a form of torturous execution formerly in use in countries like France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Romania, Russia, the US. The wheel was typically a large wooden wagon wheel with a number of radial spokes, but a wheel was not always used. In some cases the condemned were lashed to the wheel and beaten with a club or iron cudgel, with the gaps in the wheel allowing the cudgel to break through. Alternatively, the condemned were spreadeagled and broken on a St Andrew’s cross consisting of two wooden beams nailed in an “X” shape, after which the victim’s mangled body might be displayed on the wheel.

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BRAZEN BULL

Brazen Bull or the Sicilian Bull is a  execution device designed in the ancient world of Greece. Perillos of Athens, a brass-founder, proposed to Phalaris, the tyrant of Akragas, Sicily, the invention of a new means for executing convicted criminals. Accordingly, he cast a bull, made completely in brass, hollow, with a door on the side. The condemned was placed & locked in the bull and a fire was set under it, heating the metal until it became yellow hot and causing the person inside litterally  roasting to death. The bull was  designed in such a way that its smoke rose in spicy clouds of incense. The head of the ox was designed with a complex system of tubes and stops so that the prisoner’s screams were converted into sounds like the bellowing of an angry  bull. It is also said that when the bull was reopened, the scorched bones of the remains shone like jewels and were made into bracelets & other ornamental items.

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DISEMBOWELMENT

Disembowelment or evisceration is the removing of some or all of the vital organs, usually from the abdomen. On humans, as a method of death penalty, it is fatal in all cases. It has historically been used as a severe form of very painfull capital punishment. Finally the last organs to be removed were invariably the heart and lungs so as to keep the condemned alive (and in pain) as long as possible.  Disembowelment played a part in methods of execution and ritual suicides once in Japan.

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BOILING

Where the victim is dipped in a big bowl. This method was used in Russia and Europe 3000 years ago and they used oil, acid or water. This type is considered slow and extremely painful. This penalty was carried out using a large cauldron filled with water, oil, tar, tallow or even molten lead. Sometimes the victim was immersed, the liquid then being heated, or he was plunged into the already boiling contents, usually head first. The executioner could then help speed their demise by means of a large hook with which he sank the person deeper. An alternative method was to use a large shallow receptacle rather than a cauldron; oil, tallow or pitch then being poured in. The victim was then partially immersed in the liquid and fried to death.

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IMPALEMENT

This method of execution is probably the most painful and interesting death method. Impalement as a method of  execution involves a person being pierced with a long sharpened stake. The penetration could be through the sides, through the rectum, through the vagina, or through the mouth. This method leads to a painful death, sometimes taking days. The stake would often be planted in the ground, leaving the impaled person suspended until death.  In some forms of impalement, the stake would be inserted so as to avoid immediate death, and would function as a plug to prevent blood loss. After preparation of the victim, perhaps including public torture and rape, the victim was stripped and an incision was made in the perineum between the genitals and rectum. A stout pole with a blunt end was inserted. A blunt end would push vital organs to the side, greatly slowing death. The pole would often come out of the body at the top of the sternum and be placed against the lower jaw so that the victim would not slide farther down the pole. Often, the victim was hoisted into the air after partial impalement. Gravity and the victim’s own struggles would cause him to slide down the pole. This method is extremely painful and was used by the Neo-Assyrian Empire, Greek empire, and ancient Roman Empire.

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DRAWING & QUARTERING

To be hanged, drawn and quartered was the penalty for high treason in medieval England has remained on the statute books but seldom used in the United Kingdom and Ireland until abolished under the Treason Act of 1814. It was a spectacularly gruesome and public form of torture and execution, and was reserved only for the most serious of crimes, which was deemed more heinous than murder and other capital offences. It was applied only to the male criminals, except on the Isle of Man. Women found guilty of treason were sentenced to be taken to a place of execution and burned at the stake, a punishment changed to hanging by the Treason Act of 1790 in Great Britain. First the convict is dragged on a wooden frame called a hurdle  to the place of execution. This is one possible meaning of drawn, then he is hanged by the neck for a short time or until almost dead. After that he is disembowelled (described above) and emasculated and the genitalia and entrails burned before the condemned’s eyes. Finally the body beheaded and the torso divided into four parts. Typically, the resulting five parts (i.e., the four quarters of the body and the head) were gibbeted (put on public display) in different parts of the city, town, or, in famous cases, in the country, to deter would-be traitors who had not seen the execution.

 

 

 

SERIAL KILLER PROFILES ON TEN OF THE TOP FEMALE EVIL DOERS THROUGHOUT HISTORY.Women of death.

There is a tendency for us to delegate evil deeds to the male of the species and forget that females have played & do also play their part as evil doers.Perhaps here we can see some of these wicked women over the years who have been serial killers and caused grief, injury,tragedy and death to many persons in various communities, towns and countries throughout history

1. Elizabeth Bathory

Born: 1560; Died: 1614

Elizabeth Bathory was one of the most evil women in human history. She slaughtered & butchered at least 80 young women (though some witnesses claimed the number was closer to 650) and has the rather unfortunate reputation as being the world’s first known female serial killer. Because of her gruesome crimes many misconceptions have arisen about her – here we look at the most prominent.

The myth: Elizabeth Bathory bathed in the blood of her victims

They tied the hands and arms very tightly with Viennese cord, they were beaten to death until the whole body was black as charcoal and their skin was rent and torn. One girl suffered more than two hundred blows before dying. Dorko [another accomplice and procurer] cut their fingers one by one with shears and then slit the veins with scissors. — Ficzko (Servant of Bathory)

Elizabeth Bathory (7 August 1560 – 21 August 1614) certainly was one of the most prolific and heinous murderers in history, but because of the scarcity of such horrific crimes during the Middle Ages, her infamy was so great the rumors, misconceptions, and myths grew to surround her. Aside from the misconception that she killed 650 young women when in reality it was between 80 – 300, the most well known is that she bathed in the blood of her victims to give & maintain her youthful appearance.

This is completely untrue; it is a myth that arose due to embellishments of her actions by story-tellers who came after her death. Nevertheless, Bathory committed some of the most shocking and vile acts against her victims. The list of her crimes is quite extensive (and well documented through the trial of her helpers) and it includes such depraved excesses as: burning or freezing to death, mutilation, attempted surgeries, sexual abuse, and starvation.

Amazingly Bathory was never tried for her crimes though she was compelled to remain walled up in her castle. She remained there until she died four years later. The reason for her evading prosecution was that it would cause scandal to the ruling family of Hungary and the crown would be compelled to seize all of Bathory’s land and belongings – leaving her children peniless. Furthermore, the King (King Matthias) owed her a great deal of money and the debt was written off as “punishment”. Three of the servants who helped her with her killing spree were given a trial and found guilty. They were executed by having their fingers ripped off before being burnt to death at the stake.

Prime example for the return of capital punishment one could argue for other hideous crimes in the 21st century

Interesting Fact: Historian László Nagy has argued that Elizabeth Báthory was a victim of a conspiracy. Nagy argued that the proceedings were largely politically motivated. The conspiracy theory is consistent with Hungarian history at that time. There was great conflict between religions, including Protestant ones, and this was related to the extension of Habsburg power over Hungary. As a Transylvanian Protestant aristocrat, Elizabeth belonged to a group generally opposed to the Habsburgs.

2. Queen Mary I

Born: 1516; Died: 1558

Mary was the only child of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, plus the only one to live past infancy. Crowned after the death of Edward VI and the removal of The Nine Days Queen-Lady Jane Grey, Mary is chiefly remembered for temporarily and violently returning England to Catholicism. Many prominent Protestants were executed for their beliefs leading to the ‘ nickname’ moniker “Bloody Mary”. Fearing the gallows many Protestants left the country, unwilling to return until her death or removal. It should be noted that Elizabeth Ist  also shares a position on this list for her equally bad reputation.

3. Isabella of Castile

Born: 1451; Died: 1504

Isabella I of Spain, well remembered & known as the patron of Christopher Columbus, with her husband Ferdinand II of Aragon, together are responsible for making possible the unification of Spanish interests under their grandson Carlos I. As part of the drive for unification, Isabella appointed Tomás de Torquemada as the first Inquisitor General of the inquisition. March 31, 1492 marks the implementation of the Alhambra Decree; expulsion edicts forcing the removal or conversion of Jews and Muslims. Roughly 200,000 people left Spain; those remaining who chose conversion were subsequently persecuted by the inquisition investigating Judaizing conversos. In 1974, Pope Paul VI opened her cause for beatification. This places her on the path toward possible sainthood. In the Catholic Church, she is thus titled Servant of God.

4. Katherine Knight

Born: 1956

The first ever Australian woman to be sentenced to a natural life term imprisonment  without parole, Katherine Knight had a history of extreme violence in relationships. She smashed the dentures of one of her ex-husbands and slashed the throat of another husband’s eight-week-old puppy before his eyes. A heated relationship she was in with John Charles Thomas Price became public knowledge with an Apprehended Violence Order that Price had filed against Knight and ended with Knight stabbing Price to death with a large  butcher’s knife. He had been stabbed at least 37 times, both front and back, with many of the wounds penetrating vital organs. She then skinned him and hung his “suit” from the door frame in the living room, cut off his head and put it in the soup pot, baked his buttocks, and prepared gravy and vegetables to accompany the ‘roast’. The meal and a sarcastic note were set out for the children, luckily discovered by police before they arrived home.

5. Irma Grese

Born: 1923; Died: 1945

Another product of the Nazi’s final solution, Irma Grese or the “Bitch of Belsen” was a guard at concentration camps Ravensbrück, Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen. Transferred to Auschwitz in 1943, (she must have shown particular enthusiasm and dedication to the job), she was promoted to Senior Supervisor, the 2nd highest ranking female in camp, by the end of the year. In charge of over 30,000 Jewish female prisoners, she reveled in her work. Her work included; savaging of prisoners by her trained and half starved dogs, sexual excesses, arbitrary shootings, sadistic beatings with a plaited whip, and selecting prisoners for the gas chamber. She enjoyed both physical and emotional torture and habitually wore heavy boots and carried a pistol to facilitate both.

6. Ilse Koch

Born: 1906; Died: 1967

This female war criminal of concentration camp attrocites “Die Hexe von Buchenwald” the Witch of Buchenwald, or “Buchenwälder Schlampe” the Bitch of Buchenwald was the wife of Karl Koch, commandant of the concentration camps Buchenwald from 1937 to 1941, and Majdanek from 1941 to 1943. Intoxicated on the absolute power rendered by her husband, she reveled in torture and obscenity of the worst kind. Infamous for her souvenirs; tattoos taken from the murdered inmates, her reputation for debauchery was well earned. After building an indoor sports arena in 1940, with 250,000 marks stolen from inmates, Ilsa was promoted to Oberaufseherin or “chief overseer” of the few female guards at Buchenwald. She committed suicide by hanging herself at Aichach women’s prison on September 1, 1967. A deranged and sickly woman.

7. Mary Ann Cotton

Born: 1832; Died: 1873

This poisoning Englishwoman Mary Ann Cotton is another for-profit serial killer, predating Belle Gunnes by thirty years. Married at age twenty to William Mowbray, the newlyweds settled in Plymouth, Devon, to start their family. The couple had five children, four of whom died of ‘gastric fever and stomach pains’. Moving back to the north-east, tragedy seemed to pursue them; three more children born, & yes three more children died. Husband William soon followed his offspring, dying of an ‘intestinal disorder’ in January 1865. British Prudential promptly paid a 35 pound insurance payout dividend, and a pattern was established. Her second husband, George Ward, died of intestinal problems as well as one of her two remaining children. The power of the press, always a force to be reckoned with, caught up with Mary Ann. The local newspapers discovered that as Mary Ann moved around northern England, she lost three husbands, a lover, a friend, her mother and a dozen children, all dying of stomach fever. She was hanged at Durham County Gaol, March 24, 1873, for murder by arsenic poisoning. She died slowly, the hangman using too short a drop for a ‘clean’ execution.Too bad, soo… sad!!

8. Belle Gunness

Born: 1859; Died: 1931

Belle Gunness was one of America’s most degenerate and productive female serial killers. Standing 6 ft (1.83 m) tall and weighing in at over 200 lbs (91 kg), she was an imposing and powerful woman of Norwegian descent. It is likely that she killed both her husbands and all of her children at different times, but it is certain that she murdered most of her suitors, boyfriends, and her two daughters, Myrtle and Lucy. The motive was greed-pure and simple; life insurance policies and assets stolen or swindled from her suitors became her source of income. Most reports put her death toll at more than twenty victims over several decades, with some claiming in excess of one hundred. Inconsistencies during her post mortem examination; the corpse was reported to be two inches shorter than Belle’s six feet, paved the way for Belle Gunnes to enter American criminal folklore, a female Bluebeard.

9. Beverly Allitt

Born: 1968

The nurse “Angel of Death, Beverley Gail Allit, is one of Britain’s most well known serial killers. Working as a pediatric nurse, she is responsible for the murder of 4 children and the serious injury of 5 others in her care. When available, insulin or potassium injections were used to precipitate cardiac arrest; smothering sufficed when they were not. Although convicted with death or injury in nine cases, Allit attacked thirteen children over a fifty-eight day period before being caught red-handed. Allit has never spoken of the motive for her crimes, but Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy explains her actions. This debatable personality disorder involves a pattern of abuse or harm to someone in your care in order to garner attention (Alitt was known as a child to wear bandages and casts over wounds, but would not allow them to be examined). Notice me , I have injuries and need attention.

10. Myra Hindley

Born: 1942; Died: 2002

The Moors Murders couple Myra Hindley and Ian Brady were responsible for the “Moors murders” happening in the Manchester area of Britain in the mid 1960’s. Together these two monsters were responsible for the kidnapping, sexual abuse, torture and murder of three children under the age of twelve and two teenagers, aged 16 and 17. A key for a lock found in Myra’s possession led to incriminating evidence stored at a left-luggage depot at Manchester Central Station. The evidence included a tape recording of one of the murder victims screaming as Hindley and Brady raped and tortured her. In the final days before incarceration, she developed a swagger and arrogant attitude that became her trademark. Police secretary Sandra Wilkinson has never forgotten seeing Hindley and her mother Nellie, leaning against the courthouse eating sweets. While the mother was obviously and understandably upset, Hindley seemed indifferent and uncaring of her situation.

KIDNAPPED & TORTURED OVER A $5,000 DRUG DEBT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A 20-year-old science student, who was allegedly kidnapped and tortured over a $5000 debt, has told a Perth Western Australian District Court jury how he feared for his life.

Griffin Xanda de la Hunty Jagoe took the stand late yesterday in the trial against Simon Sun, 46, Ranjadardar Said, 28, and Sammy Conteh, 19.

The three men face a range of charges including kidnapping, extortion and assault occasioning bodily harm, some of which was allegedly videoed on a mobile phone. All three men still deny the charges.

State prosecutor Brett Tooker told the court that Mr Jagoe was “captured nearly 12 hours and repeatedly assaulted in cruel and demeaning ways before being rescued by Tactical Response officers”.

Mr Tooker said the sequence of events was triggered after Mr Jagoe offered to sell Mr Said a replica gun he was given after a night out drinking with a friend in Northbridge.

Mr Said was unhappy about the deal because he wanted a real gun and consequently came back to threaten Mr Jagoe and make him responsible for a separate debt to Mr Said.

Mr Tooker told the court Mr Jagoe had been repeatedly assaulted at Mr Sun’s house in Bentley on the night of October 15 last year and again at Mr Said’s apartment in Perth city the following day.

Mr Jagoe was gagged, had his head shaven, had a glass smoking pipe smashed in his mouth, a syringe stabbed to his neck, which snapped off, and was cut with a knife twice to the upper body and to his clothes.

He also had rusty railway nails tapped into the skin on his head and had an axe ground against his fingers.

“Not hard, just enough to do some damage,” Mr Tooker said.

Mr Tooker said police discovered snippets of video footage taken on an iPhone of those events, which included him being urinated on.

“Something so brazen, something so foolhardy that you’ll hardly believe it’s true,” he told the jury shortly before showing them the footage.

In the footage the jury could see Mr Jagoe gagged on a couch with a man with shaving cream on his face standing over him and someone saying “that’s the style”, followed by footage of one man laughing and clapping as the same man as before appear to urinate on Mr Jagoe, with a third man behind the camera saying “give him massages” in broken English.

Mr Jagoe admitted in court to being an amphetamine dealer for his friends so that he could feed his habit and make some money on the side.

He said he had been contacted by a friend who said he had someone who wanted to buy the replica gun but when the men arrived, which included a man by the name of “Biggie”, who the prosecution says was Mr Said, they wanted a real gun.

They later returned when Mr Jagoe was having a party at his Maylands home on a Saturday night, just after Father’s Day, in September 2010.

“Biggie was upset… [He was] clearly quite agitated & stirred up, giving me serious stares. [He was saying] ‘Why you trying to rip me off’, what I thought I was doing,” Mr Jagoe told the court.

“I got into the back seat to talk to Biggie. I tried to explain it was a misunderstanding. I thought they wanted the replica.

“…I was punched and hit with the butt of the gun. …[He said] ‘ I can get a real gun, don’t f..k with me buddy’. He pointed it at me, pointed it around and hit me to the side of the head.”

Mr Jagoe said he was then told he was responsible for his friend’s debt of $5000 and would have to pay up by midday that following Sunday.

“I thought he was going to kill me,” Mr Jagoe said.

The student said he sold some amphetamines to a friend for $700 that night and then set about trying to sell more drugs to pay back the debt.

He said an African man named “Sammy” also took his property, which included a $10,000 computer tower, which had specialised music hardware he used to produce music part-time.

He said after being threatened on several occasions he had to call in favours of friends and family to pay thousands of dollars towards the debt that was accumulating untold interest.

Eventually after paying $6900 and losing property worth up to $15,000, including a passport Mr Jagoe thought it was over.

“I thought that was all I had to pay… That’s all he said I had to pay,” Mr Jagoe said.

“He was still an intimidating, scary man that threatened me and hit me before so I didn’t want to incite him.”

But that was only the beginning according to the prosecution.

Mr Jagoe will continue to give evidence today.

Meanwhile Mr Said’s lawyer, Ian Hope, said the jury had to judge the reliability of the evidence given by Mr Jagoe who was on “hard, mind-altering drugs”.

Similarly Mr Sun’s defence counsel, Alix McGregor, also reiterated her client was innocent until proven guilty, who denied the charges.

And Mr Conteh’s lawyer, Abigail Rogers, claimed her client had never been to Bentley or been part of the events claimed but had simply been at Mr Said’s apartment, helping him move when police arrived.

Mr Jagoe was formerly of the Army Reserve and was currently studying a degree with a triple major in biomedical science, forensic toxicology and molecular biology.


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