A man has been sentenced to six years in prison for firearms offences following a trial at Harrow Crown Court.

Olusegan Shobanjo, 20 was sentenced today (9 August) following a trial which concluded this past Wednesday (7 August.)

The court heard that on the morning of 13 September last year, police officers executed a warrant at Shobanjo’s home address. Upon gaining entry, the suspect was arrested immediately.

Officers searched and found a firearm at the back of a sofa and found a quantity of ammunition. A number of Class A and B drugs and cash were also discovered in the property.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Bryan Pontin, said: “There is absolutely no reason a firearm like this and live ammunition should be on the streets of London. I’m extremely proud of all the hard work that my colleagues have put in to identify Shobanjo and seize this weapon.

“I hope that this result sends a stark warning to anyone who is in possession of, or is thinking holding a firearm for a friend or family member.”

If you have any concerns about friends, family or people in the local community, or any other information on violent crime, call the Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency, phone 999. You can find help and support at www.london.gov.uk/content/london-needs-you-alive.

If you have information about someone you believe carries a weapon or violent crime in general, you can call the Police or the independent charity www.crimestoppers/uk.org anonymously on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name or trace your call. In an emergency, always dial 999.

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