James Wood QC and Richard Thomas secure the acquittal of Sammy Agyeman at the Central Criminal Court

James Wood QC and Richard Thomas instructed by Qaisar Shah of IBB Law, secured the acquittal at the Central Criminal Court of Sammy Agyeman. Mr Agyeman was the principal defendant in a multi-handed trial involving allegations of murder, attempted murder and GBH arising from a ‘ride out’ shooting as part of ongoing gang rivalry in North West London. Difficult issues of gang evidence, joint enterprise and secondary participation arose. Mr Agyeman’s liability was said to arise by way of his procuring the stolen moped used by the gunmen. The Court rejected the Crown’s assertion that, applying R v Jogee, Mr Agyeman could be guilty without any proof that he knew of the involvement of a gun. After a six week trial and a four day retirement the jury acquitted all defendants of all counts on the indictment.