David Gomoh Wiki – David Gomoh Biography
David Gomoh was an NHS worker who staggered home after being stabbed while on the phone to his girlfriend in Canning Town, east London, in April 2020.
Four gang members have been jailed for the murder of an NHS worker they picked at random “simply for the sake of it.”
Muhammad Jalloh and David Ture, both 19 and of no fixed address, and 23-year-old Vagnei Colubali from Cambridge were found guilty of David Gomoh’s murder in August. Alex Melaku, who could not be named as he was younger than 18, was also convicted.
Each was jailed for life on Friday, with Jalloh and Colubali sentenced to a minimum of 27 years, Ture to a minimum of 26, and Melaku to 21.
Gomoh was 24 years old.
David Gomoh Murder
Gomoh was stabbed to death while on the phone with his girlfriend on 26 April last year. He was a short distance from his home in the Newham area of east London when the attack took place and managed to stagger back there, collapsing at his front door and bleeding to death in front of his troubled family.
In a victim impact statement, his mother Marian said she was “haunted” by recurring nightmares about what happened, adding: “I felt numb, paralyzed by grief and pain. Why David?”
She said the “psychological and emotional torture escalated” during the trial as she listened to details of what happened to her “beautiful son.”
She said her son’s murderers had “walked uninvited into our lives and destroyed David’s life.”
Four Gang Members Jailed
Sitting in judgment on Friday, the Recorder of London Mark Lucraft QC said the killers had carried out a “brutal murder” that involved a “significant degree” of planning.
He said they seemed to “kill simply for the sake of it and show little or no regard for human life,” adding: “David was the alone, innocent and entirely unsuspecting victim” who was in the “wrong place at the wrong time.” Gomoh, he said, was stabbed ten times, with some of the thrusts penetrating almost 20cm.
Muhammad Jalloh, 19, from Stratford, east London, and Vagnei Colubali, 23, from Cambridge, were jailed for a minimum of 27 years.
David Ture, 19, of no fixed address, was given 26 years, and Alex Melaku, 18, of Telford, 21 years.
Melaku only became an adult one day before sentencing, meaning he has been identified for the first time.