Sentenced: Hackney burglar who stabbed victim causing intestines to protrude
PUBLISHED: 18:26 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:26 27 March 2013
Oluwafemi Akinteyo, of Harrington Hill, Upper Clapton forced his way into a hostel in Green Lanes, then stabbed his victim outside in Woodberry Grove.
A burglar who stabbed his victim in the stomach causing his intestines to protrude has been sentenced to 14 years imprisonment today.
On November 4 2011 Oluwafemi Akinteyo, of Harrington Hill, Upper Clapton, and another unidentified man followed two women into a hostel in Green Lanes.
They forced their way into a property within the hostel and once inside pulled out a knife and threatened to stab a 25-year-old man, who they already knew.
They then assaulted the victim by punching him and demanding money.
Akinteyo threatened to take away an 18-month-old child who was inside the flat, before leading the victim out at knifepoint into Woodberry Grove.
He then stabbed the victim in the stomach causing his intestines to protrude.
The victim underwent surgery in hospital.
Akinteyo was only arrested on August 18 last year, for driving a vehicle with no insurance and without a licence.
The 25-year old gave a false name to police who doubted his identity and decided to arrest him to establish who he really was.
Investigating officer, DC Rhodri Gardner, said: “This prosecution was brought about despite the reluctance of the victim to give evidence at court.
“It demonstrates the will and determination of the police and Crown Prosecution Service to bring about prosecutions despite many obstacles.
“This case relied on the willingness of witnesses to give evidence and a thorough forensic examination of the crime scene, without which a dangerous criminal would be at liberty to commit violent crime again.”
Mr Akinteyo was found guilty of aggravated burglary with intent to cause grievous bodily harm on February 20, and sentenced to 14 years imprisonment at Snaresbrook Crown Court today.