Ali Naseem Bajwa QC acts for Femi Cela cleared of murder

Thursday 4 May 2017

Ali Naseem Bajwa QC and Mutahir Ahmed of Thompson & Co Solicitors acted for Femi Cela, who, following an 11-week trial at the Old Bailey, was cleared of murder on 3 May 2017, but convicted of the alternative offence of manslaughter.

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Cela was accused of the joint enterprise murder by stabbing of Andre Aderemi in Croydon on 16 August 2016.

14 eyewitnesses gave evidence at the trial. Two of Cela’s co-defendants were convicted of the murder.

The case has been reported by the Croydon Advertiser.

Ali Naseem Bajwa QC is a member of the Garden Court Chambers Crime Team.

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