Harry Uzoka death: Men jailed for rival model murder

A male model who knifed a successful fashion rival to death will serve at least 25 years behind bars.

24-year-old model George Koh murdered his more successful fashion rival, Harry Uzoka, in Shepherd’s Bush, following a row about a girlfriend.

Harry, 25, was signed with London’s Premier Model Management agency and counted catwalk star Jourdan Dunn among his friends.

He was stabbed in the heart by Koh after meeting him to settle the dispute.

Harry was armed with a dumbbell bar, while Koh,brought two knives and arrived with machete-wielding friend Merse Dikanda, 24, and personal trainer Jonathan Okigbo, 24.

CCTV footage captured the confrontation in broad daylight, in an area where children were playing, before Mr Uzoka collapsed and died in the street outside his Shepherd’s Bush home in west London after Koh plunged a knife deep into his heart.

The Old Bailey heard Koh was obsessed with Mr Uzoka, who had recently landed a role in a movie.

The relationship deteriorated after Koh bragged to Paris-based model Annecetta Lafon that he had sex with Mr Uzoka’s girlfriend, Ruby Campbell, who is also a model.

Ms Campbell did not give evidence at the trial but in a later Instagram post, including a picture of her and Mr Uzoka, insisted she had never met Koh and told of receiving “multiple death threats” because of the case.

Koh, from Camden, was handed a life sentence on 22 September after he was found guilty of murder and pleaded guilty to possessing a knife. He was told by Judge Wendy Joseph QC that he must serve at least 25 years.

Dikanda, also from Camden, was sentenced to life with a minimum of 22 years after he was found guilty of murder and possessing knives. Okigbo, of no fixed address, was jailed for 14 years after he was acquitted of murder but found guilty of manslaughter.

Loud banging and shouting could be heard as they were taken down to the cells.

TNT News

Photo Credit: Metropolitan Police CCTV

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