TWO men convicted of murdering teenagers Mohamed Abdi Farah and Amin Ahmed Ismail in Fishermead have been sentenced to a combined total of 70 years in jail.
Fuad Awale, 25, picture below, of no fixed abode, and Sharmake Abdulkadir, 22, pictured top and in CCTV image, of The Fleet, Springfield, were sentenced at Luton Crown Court today (Friday), after being found guilty of two counts of murders yesterday following a 10-week trial.
Farah, 19, and 18-year-old Amin were both fatally shot in an alleyway on the Fishermead estate on Thursday, May 26, 2011.
Awale was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 38 years, while Abdulkadir was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 32 years.
Yahya Harun, 22, of Fishermead Boulevard, was acquitted of the murders.
Milton Keynes Police were able to use CCTV to track the movements of both the shooters and the victims in the hours leading up to the murders.
During the trial the court was told the teenagers were gunned down in an alleyway after one of them handed out a drug dealer’s cannabis for free.
Mohammed Farah was pronounced dead at the scene. Amin was taken to hospital and pronounced dead after all attempts to save his life failed.
Abdulkadir was also convicted by the jury of possessing a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence.