Saturday, 3 March 2012

Killers of West End bouncer Bogdan Paduret jailed for life

Four men have been jailed for life for murdering a bouncer who was shot after refusing to allow a group into a club.
Bogdan Paduret, 29, was shot twice in the head as he returned home to Finchley from a shift at the Mayfair Club near Piccadilly in November 2010.
John Otugade, Christopher N'Jie, both 19, Errol Jeffrey, 29, and Danny Dixon, 30, were found guilty of murder.
Jeffrey was jailed for 35 years at the Old Bailey, Dixon for 32 years, Otugade and N'Jie were jailed for 25 years.
Otugade, of Stanford Road, Friern Barnet, north London, Jeffrey, of Tiller Road, and N'Jie, of Pennyfields, both in Limehouse, east London, were convicted on Thursday.
Dixon, of Sheffield Square, Bow, also east London, was convicted on Friday. He was on licence for manslaughter at the time of Mr Paduret's shooting.
Bogdan Paduret Bogdan Paduret was shot at 'point blank range in cold blood', police said
The jury heard that about three weeks before the attack, Mr Paduret, a Romanian national, had refused to allow a group of approximately 10 people to enter the club, leading to a fight.
Prosecutor Crispin Aylett QC said the victim had "simply been doing his job" but "Jeffrey and his friends must have felt that they had not been shown the respect to which they considered themselves entitled".
The bouncer was shot outside his home in Temple Fortune, north London, in front of a friend from work.
Otugade was doing Jeffrey's "dirty work" and shot the victim, who he "almost certainly never met". Dixon located the target for the gunman, the court heard.
Det Ch Insp Jackie Sebire said: "Tony Paduret was shot at point blank range in cold blood whilst sitting in a car outside his home.
"He appears to have been targeted purely because he 'upset' his murderers who meticulously planned his murder in a mindless act of violence."



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