By Vision Reporter
A Ugandan man who was part of a mob of masked youths who murdered a painter and decorator faces a life sentence for the killing.
Allan Kalema, 20, was one of 20 gang members who attacked Andrew Jaipaul, 21, who was described as being 'in the wrong place at the wrong time' when he was killed according to Daily Mail.
Mr Jaipaul, an aspiring fashion designer, was chased into a children’s play area and stabbed 25 times in the head, chest and legs, despite not having any gang connections.
While there was no forensic evidence linking anyone to the fatal attack, detectives identified members of the gang by scouring hundreds of hours of CCTV footage and matching it with eyewitness evidence.
Kalema was on Tuesday convicted at the Old Bailey of murdering Mr Jaipaul in the June 26, 2011 attack. He is facing a possible life sentence at a court hearing on Friday.
Kalema was the sixth person to be convicted of the killing, joining Tirrell Ball-Thomas, 20, Tommy McInerny, 21, Jojo Mafwa, 20, and two teenagers aged 15 and 18, who all are currently serving life sentences.
Another member of the gang, Tony Walker, 20, was cleared of murder after standing trial alongside Kalema, but found guilty of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.
Two trials heard how residents in Holloway, north London, witnessed a stampede of youths entering the notorious Andover Estate.
They reported that the gang were armed with weapons including pieces of wood, a baseball bat and a metal pole.
Mr Jaipaul was walking through the estate to his home in Birnam Road at around 10pm when he was confronted.
Kalema and Walker, both of Upper Holloway, had denied murder and conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm and violent disorder.