Man guilty of Moss Side Murder


A 23 year old man has today been found guilty of murdering 22 year old Ahmed Mohammed on Crondall Street, Moss Side in Manchester on 22nd March 2016. A man has been found guilty of assisting or encouraging the commission of an offence and two men have been found guilty of assisting the offender after the murder.

Abdirashid Boos stabbed Ahmed Mohammed, who was known to his family and friends as Mudi, in his neck and chest and left him bleeding on the pavement. He was with Kaz Johnson who left the area with him after the attack. Abdirahman Boos assisted Abdirashid to leave Manchester and travel to Liverpool immediately afterwards. Adnan Mohammed set fire to the car which was used by Abdirashid Boos to travel to and from the scene in order to destroy evidence; he later met the Boos brothers in Liverpool and assisted them to make travel arrangements to leave the country.

Alison Cartmell, Senior Crown Prosecutor for the North West Complex Casework Unit said: "Abdirashid Boos committed a brutal murder in broad daylight on a residential street. He inflicted deep stab wounds to Ahmed Mohammed's neck and chest which proved to be fatal. 

"He travelled to Crondell Street with Kaz Johnson, for a motive which has never been established. He supported him whilst he carried out the attack and fled with him from the scene just 30 seconds after arriving.

"His brother Adbirahman Boos also attended the area and drove by to see the aftermath for himself, before making menacing gestures to Mudi's friends who were at that time trying to help save his life. Adnan Mohammed and Adbirahman Boos then assisted in his attempt to evade capture.

"Greater Manchester Police conducted a painstaking investigation and traced Abdirashid, his brother Abdirahman and Adnan Mohammed to Leeds in order to arrest them before they were able to flee the country. Kaz Johnson was identified and traced by meticulous searches of CCTV evidence.

"Today's convictions send out a clear message. The Crown Prosecution Service will continue to work closely with the police to pursue criminals no matter where they try to hide and bring them before the courts to answer for their crimes."