NINE men have been convicted of violent disorder which broke out in Coventry and led to the death of Fidel Glasgow but rapper Pa Salieu was cleared of the offence.
Pa – a friend of Fidel and who appearied under his full name Pa Salieu Gaye – was convicted of possession of an offensive weapon.
Fidel – who was 21 at the time – was fatally stabbed near to Club M on Croft Road in the early hours of September 1, 2018. He died in hospital hours later and no-one has yet been charged.
Last year nine men were charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, against a 23-year-old man who was taken to hospital with serious injuries from which he has since recovered. However the man has now left the country and cannot be traced, therefore charges relating to him have been withdrawn.
A jury at Leamington Justice Centre reached several verdicts –
Pa Gaye, aged 24 of Harnalls Lane East, Stoke, was acquitted of violent disorder, but was found guilty of possession of an offensive weapon. He had already pleaded to one count of violent disorder at an earlier hearing
Michael Mistouflet, aged 25 of James Galloway Close was found guilty of violent disorder and possession of an offensive weapon. He had already pleaded to one count of violent disorder at an earlier hearing
Adil Naseer, aged 25 of Park Street, Foleshill was acquitted of violent disorder, but he had pleaded guilty to one more count of violent disorder at a previous hearing.
Meidel Dange, aged 25 of Hornsey Close, Wood End was acquitted of violent disorder.
Six men had pleaded guilty at earlier hearings to various offences –
Brian Kamau, aged 33 of Chandos Street, Andrea Boadi, aged 22 of Lansdowne Street, Ball Hill and Harrison Asiedu, aged 29 of North Street, Stoke – all of violent disorder.
Brendon Gama, aged 24 of The Coppice, Stoke, Jiguael Botamba, aged 22 of Little Duke Street, Nuneaton and Mohammed Amadu, aged 21 of Walsgrave Road, Ball Hill were all convicted of violent disorder and possession of an offensive weapon.
They will all be sentenced at a later date.
Det Insp Michelle Allen said: “We are still actively investigating Fidel’s murder and we remain in contact with his family to keep them fully updated with developments.
“Although these convictions are not in relation to the attack on Fidel, it is our dearest wish to hold someone to account for his death and we will follow any new leads.
“We continue to ask anyone with information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, to come forward.”
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.