A teenage orphan known as 'Baby' pleaded for his life as he was pursued by four knifemen who plunged their weapons into his back, a jury has heard.Broad daylight, eh…?
Sunday Essiet, 15, was chased, screaming, across a park in broad daylight in front of shocked passers-by who said the teenager "did not stand a chance".
On trial at the Old Bailey are Sikuru Doherty, aged 20, of Swetenham Walk, Woolwich; Miles Maddy and Adeniyi Oloyede, nicknamed 'Knifer', both aged 19, of Corraline Walk, Thamesmead, and Ifedotun Gbadeo-Araoye, also aged 19, of The Heights, Charlton, who all deny murdering Sunday on February 19 last year.‘Sikuru Doherty’…?
Jurors heard Sunday had arrived with his mother and sister from Nigeria in 2000, two years after his father's death.But small fish feed bigger fish, and so the cycle goes…
But his mother had become seriously ill and returned to Nigeria, where she also died in 2003.
Sunday and his sister went to live with other family members, but there were problems and eventually his sister moved in with her boyfriend.
The teenager was then left to fend for himself, flitting between hostels.
Mr Brown said: "He had no schooling, no structure to his life and no parents.
"Sunday was not immune to the experience of a criminal lifestyle."
On the day of his death and still angry about an incident that afternoon which had led to the arrest of his cousin, Sunday had armed himself with an imitation gun and went looking for Maddy and his friends.Hmmm, what’s that quote from ‘The Untouchables’ again?
Something about ‘Isn't that just like a (deleted)? Brings an imitation gun to a knife fight’?
‘Here endeth the lesson’ indeed….