Kojo Kyei-Bamfo: Man who fired gun while fleeing police in Brixton sentenced to 10 years in jail

Man who fired gun while fleeing police sentenced to 10 years

The 26-year-old was imprisoned for an incident which took place in April 2016 (Credit: Met Police)

Friday, August 11, 2017

A man who discharged a gun while fleeing two police officers has been handed a 10-year prison sentence. 

Kojo Kyei-Bamfo was seen by two officers in plain clothes running along a road in Brixton in the early hours of April 3, 2016.

He was carrying a revolver at the time, and fired the weapon. He then proceeded to escape capture by climbing over garden walls, before boarding a flight to Nigeria later in the day. 

From Nigeria, he eventually made his way to Holland, where he was arrested and extradited back to the UK. 

The 26-year-old admitted possessing a firearm with intent to resist arrest, in addition to possession of the weapon and ammunition at the Old Bailey.

Officers said the firing of the gun showed a "complete disregard" for the safety of the two officers. 

Kyei-Bamfo said he had fired the gun because he panicked and wanted to scare off the officers pursuing him.

He was sentenced to 10 years in jail.