Farrhat Arshad and Tunde Okewale secure unanimous acquittals in multi-handed case

Following a 7 week trial at Harrow Crown Court, Farrhat and Tunde's clients were unanimously acquitted of conspiracy to murder, and possession of a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life. Both barristers were acting alone. In the early hours of the morning of Saturday 29 August 2020, the complainant was shot at a number of times whilst driving his car near where he lived.

The prosecution case was that movements of each of the defendants that night, together with the pattern of phone calls and messages between them, reveal that the shooting of the complainant was a planned attack in which each of the defendants was involved.

Tunde was instructed by Itpal Dhillon of ITN Solicitors and Farrhat was instructed by Ernest Aduwa of Ervaid Solicitors.