April 15, 2021


Beyond law

Calgary man guilty of execution-design murder of 2 fellow drug sellers

A Calgary man has been found guilty of murdering two adult men, each of whom he shot “at place blank assortment” as they sat, unsuspecting, in the front seats of an SUV, a Calgary judge has ruled. 

Christopher Naidu was convicted of two counts of very first-degree murder in the April 2018 deaths of fellow drug sellers Joshua Brendan Bamfo, 25, and Mahad Abdiraham Ainanshe, 23.

Court docket of Queen’s Bench Justice Jim Eamon located Naidu planned the killing of the two victims and “shot them at level blank selection to their heads and neck space.”

“You can find no reasonable chance that Mr. Naidu took place to have his loaded gun at a fulfill-up with his business enterprise partners and employed it on impulse,” reported Eamon in providing his determination.

Immediately after Eamon convicted Naidu, the killer sat in the prisoner’s box shaking his head. 

Through the trial, the decide heard that the three gentlemen sold medications collectively, sharing a cellphone made up of a customer listing of about 100 names and figures.

Naidu was meant to have the cellphone each Friday and Saturday but a single of the victims had recently held the telephone on the killer’s assigned days. 

The Crown said in its opening statement that Bamfo and Ainanshe “were being killed for the checklist,” said prosecutor Todd Buziak on Day 1 of the demo final month.

Victims ‘not anticipating a menace of violence’

On April 20, 2018, just after 3 p.m., law enforcement had been referred to as to the northwest neighbourhood of Evanston just after neighbours noted listening to gunshots. 

The two victims were being located lifeless in a Nissan SUV. Bamfo’s legs had been up, casually resting on the dashboard of the car or truck, suggesting he experienced no concept what Naidu was arranging.

“[They were] not expecting a danger of violence, alternatively it was a fulfill-up,” mentioned Eamon.

Adhering to a 14-thirty day period investigation, Naidu was arrested and charged. 

A date for sentencing will be set following 7 days. Naidu faces a lifetime sentence with no probability of parole for involving 25 and 50 yrs.

Prosecutors have not but indicated irrespective of whether they will find consecutive parole ineligibility periods.