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Guilty: Husband and drug addict he paid to murder wife in Forest Gate

18:38 20 August 2014

Amina Bibi died from more than 70 stab wounds at her home in Forest Gate (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Amina Bibi died from more than 70 stab wounds at her home in Forest Gate (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

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An evil husband and the drug addict he hired to kill his wife, who died from more than 70 stab wounds, have today been found guilty of murder.

Crack cocaine addict Frederick Best was paid £1,000 to carry out the murder (Picture: Metropolitan Police)Crack cocaine addict Frederick Best was paid £1,000 to carry out the murder (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Amina Bibi was found in a pool of her own blood by the eldest of her two sons, aged 11, after he returned to their flat realising he had forgotten his homework and school books.

It is thought he disturbed the frenzied attack on his mum by crack cocaine addict Frederick Best, who had been paid £1,000 by Mrs Bibi’s husband of 14 years, Mohamed Ali, to carry it out.

Both men were convicted of murder at Woolwich Crown Court and will be sentenced on Friday.

Det Ch Insp Dave Whellams said: “This was a cold and calculated act planned and devised by Ali to have the mother of his two children killed.”

Mohamed Ali ordered the murder of his wife of 14 years (Picture: Metropolitan Police)Mohamed Ali ordered the murder of his wife of 14 years (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

He said Ali, 65, of George Carver House, Forest Gate, had hired Best, of Kebble Terrace, Forest Gate, to commit the heinous crime, arranging him to visit their flat on the morning of the murder and leaving communal doors open to aid his entry.

“He also gave Best a key to his front door to gain entry to the flat while Ali used the school run to provide himself with an alibi, secure in the knowledge that his unsuspecting wife was at home alone,” added Det Ch Insp Whellams.

“Within a minute of Ali leaving with his youngest child, Best entered and carried out a ferocious attack on Mrs Bibi, stabbing her approximately 70 times.”

During the investigation, officers identified Ali on CCTV speaking with another man outside the flat prior to the murder taking place.

On seizing both of his phones, they found one had repeatedly called a UK mobile number at the time of the murder which turned out to belong to Best. Both were charged with murder in September last year.

Ali’s motive for killing his wife is unclear. It was claimed in court he was having an affair with his sister-in-law in Pakistan, though he denied this.

He was also said to have built up a large amount of debt while Mrs Bibi had significant savings in the house.

Det Ch Insp Whellams siad: “This is a tragic case which has left two children without their mother and father, and also with them the knowledge that one of the parents was responsible for the death of the other.

“I only hope that over time the memory of it will fade in the minds of the children and that they will be able to overcome this tragic and brutal incident.”

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