Nigerian drill rapper who donned a scary clown mask and brandished a shotgun from a stolen BMW during a police chase has been jailed for 23 years.
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Lekan Akinsoji, 21, aka CB, and three other gang members were chased by officers after they embarked on a “ride out” to target rivals in east London, the Old Bailey heard.
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Akinsoji was caught on camera waving a gun out of the window as they drove through narrow residential streets, over speed bumps, at up to 60mph.
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Officers, including one who described the white mask as reminiscent of the Hollywood film Heat, opened fire, believing their lives were in danger, jurors were told.
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The rapper emerged from the car wearing a “frightening” clown mask and all four gang members were wearing gloves and had their faces either partially or fully covered.
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Police seized an arsenal of weapons, including a loaded sawn-off shotgun, two lock knives, an axe, a machete, a hunting knife and a zombie knife.
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Akinsoji was linked to the Woodgrange or “E7” gang from Forest Gate, east London. Before the ride out, he had posted a drill rap video on YouTube that glorified gang culture and rivalry with the E11 gang

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