Feroz Suleman Wiki – Feroz Suleman Biography
Feroz Suleman, and six other men, have been jailed for murdering a student who was shot dead in a feud between two rival tire firms.
Aya Hachem, 19, was “in the wrong place at the wrong time” when she was killed in the botched drive-by shooting in Blackburn on 17 May last year.
He is 40 years old.
Aya Hachem Murder
Aya Hachem was said to be in the “wrong place at the wrong time” when she was killed in Blackburn, Lancashire, on 17 May last year.
The 19-year-old, whose family had fled violence in Lebanon, was heading to a supermarket to buy food for her family to break their Ramadan fast when she was hit.
The Toyota, driven by Anthony Ennis, 31, with hitman Zamir Raja, 33, onboard, drove past Quick Shine Tyres three times before the fatal fourth pass.
The first shot hit the front window of the business, but the second hit Ms. Hachem.
CCTV captured Suleman outside his premises next door at RI Tyres with a “ringside seat” to the shooting he had arranged targeting Quick Shine owner Pachah Khan.
The incident culminated in a rivalry between Suleman and Mr. Khan, which started when Quick Shine also began to sell tires.
She died in hospital after a bullet went into her left shoulder, passed through her body, and ended up in a telegraph pole.
On Thursday at Preston Crown Court, Suleman – who arranged the shooting – was sentenced to a minimum term of 34 years, as was hitman Raja.
Driver Ennis will serve at least 33 years.
Accomplices Ayaz Hussain, 36; Abubakr Satia, 32; his brother, Uthman Satia, 29; and Kashif Manzoor, 26, were handed minimum terms of 32 years, 28 years, 28 years, and 27 years, respectively.
Manzoor had ensured the car was ready for the drive-by, jump-starting the vehicle bought for just £300 by Abubakr Satia a week earlier.
Hussain, described as Suleman’s “right-hand man,” acted as a go-between with gunman Raja and Ennis – who were both based in Manchester.
Uthman Satia and his girlfriend, Judy Chapman, drove the assassins away from the scene.
The group was sentenced after being found guilty earlier this week of Ms. Hachem’s murder and the attempted murder of Mr. Khan.
Chapman, 26, of Great Harwood, was found not guilty of murder and attempted murder but guilty of manslaughter.