Drug dealer jailed for attempted murder of Newham woman

07:49 05 June 2014

Osei Kuffour

Osei Kuffour


A drug dealer has been jailed for 26 years for the attempted murder of a woman in Newham.

Osei Kuffour, 25, was found guilty of shooting the 36-year-old victim in the face at her home in the morning of December 11, 2012.

Jurors at the Old Bailey heard how the woman regularly brought drugs from him and on that morning, there had been an exchange of words before he shot her with a revolver hand gun from less than a metre away.

The bullet lodged behind her cheekbone, requiring emergency surgery and months of medical treatment for her serious injuries.

On the same day, Kuffour, of Dock Road, Tilbury, was arrested as part of a proactive operation when he was found in possession of a large amount of money and with Class A drugs between his buttocks.

Further enquiries saw the recovery of the firearm used in the shooting.

The trial also saw him found guilty of possessing a prohibited weapon and ammunition as well as two counts of possessing a Class A drug with intent to supply.

Yesterday he was sentenced to spend time in prison for all offences, which are to run concurrently.

Det Insp Dave Coxell, from Newham’s Firearms and Gangs unit, said: “Osei Kuffour viciously and deliberately attacked a vulnerable woman in broad daylight outside her home in E16, with every intention of ending her life in a callous and violent manner.

“It is only to the victim’s credit that she has recovered to the extent that she has, and was able to bravely give evidence against her attacker.

“This lengthy sentence of Osei Kuffour sends a clear and powerful message to everyone concerned in drugs and gun crime that we will find you, prosecute you and we will put you in prison.”

Latest News Stories

Saulius Urbanavicius, 24, has been charged with murder

A 24-year-old man will appear in court today charged with murder after a body was found in Canning Town.

Canning Town
Demonstrators march down Whitehall during the 'Let's Save the NHS' rally and protest march by junior doctors in London last month

Junior doctors will not strike today after the British Medical Association (BMA) reached an agreement with the Government to resume negotiations.

Stratford resident Arthur Francis receives his hamper from Cllr Mas Patel, Sir Robin Wales and Cllr Ken Clark

Christmas cheer is set to come early to nearly 3,000 of the borough’s elderly residents.

Yesterday, 18:47
Police are appealing for information after finding a man with unexplained injuries in Spur Road, Beckton

Police are appealing for information after a man was found seriously injured in Beckton.

London Ambulance Service

Most read news


Section Boys, Big Tipper, Big Narstie, Lady Leshurr, Trapstar, and UFest street team members

We’ve got 10 pairs of tickets to give away to watch some of the country’s best and brightest urban music talent at UFest, London’s official youth festival.

Read more
Nike Trainers

Nike’s motto is ‘to bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world.’ With this in mind it’s no surprise why Nike is the preferred training gear for most A-list athletes. Get an extra boost in your run or height in your jump with £500 to spend on Nike trainers.

Read more
MAC Makeup

MAC are renowned for their flawless, fabulous make up that is used worldwide by the stars. You too can have the chance to have the perfect makeup to suit your needs with £1,000 to spend on all the glam goodies you like!

Read more

Digital Edition

Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder