At that time, Sodiq dreamed of being a doctor and was planning to go to college. I left to focus on film school.
When I came back, I couldn't understand how it had all gone so wrong.
Sodiq, now 20, is starting a 30-year jail sentence in Feltham Young Offenders Institution for murder. The teenager who died was Sylvester Akapalara, who had been to the same school as Sodiq and was a very promising athlete. Both he and Sodiq had dreams but both had got caught up in street life.
Why did it happen? It's complicated.Get that? It's complicated....
Also, a strange blindness in hiring staff, the unshakable belief that their desires should be everyone's desire, their belief that extortion and protectionism is just fine and dandy, shameless opportunism before the blood's even dry, the continued infiltration of the justice system, bah humbug, please save the Earth! and irrefutable evidence that, at heart, their desire to control the language knows no bounds.