Sheffield solicitor murder: two men jailed for life
Two men have been jailed for life for the murder of 31-year-old Sheffield solicitor Khuram Javed.
Samsul Mohamed and Tinashe Kampira were found guilty in March of the murder of Mr Javed near Bramall Lane, the stadium of Sheffield United FC. They were also found guilty of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life.
At Sheffield Crown Court today (04/10/22), Samsul Mohamed was sentenced to life with a minimum term of 32 years. Tinashe Kampira was sentenced to to life with a minimum of 26 years.
Mohamed’s two brothers Sohidul Mohamed and Saydul Mohamed were both sentenced to three and a half years for assisting an offender.
Mr Javed was socialising with friends in a flat near the football stadium on 10 April 2021 when Samsul Mohamed and Kampira lured them out onto a narrow footpath. Once in these confined surroundings, Samsul Mohamed produced a handgun and fired eight shots. Three of the shots hit the young solicitor, fatally injuring him. Another shot hit one of his friends, causing a relatively minor injury.
The attackers fled the scene in a taxi. The next day, Samsul Mohamed’s two brothers transported him to a safe house in Reading away from the attention of the police investigation into the murder.
Ed Hulbert from the CPS said: “Khuran Javed was a much-loved husband and father of two young children. He was murdered in cold blood, gunned down in front of his friends after an evening of socialising.
“This was a brutal crime which has shocked the local community and left his family devastated. His murderers are now facing life in prison. Our thoughts remain with his widow and young children.”
Samsul Mohamed was also sentenced for his part in a conspiracy to possess firearms and ammunition. These activities were related to his membership of a Sheffield-based drugs gang.
Notes to editors
- Ed Hulbert is a Specialist Prosecutor in the Complex Casework Unit, CPS Yorkshire and Humberside.
- Samsul Mohamed, DOB: 15/06/2002
- Tinashe Kampira, DOB: 01/01/2002
- Sohidul Mohamed, DOB: 20/12/1997
- Saydul Mohamed, DOB: 10/05/1999
- The delay between conviction and sentencing was due to Samsul Mohamed appearing in a separate case. There were reporting restrictions placed on the naming of Samsul Mohamed and his conviction until the conclusion of this further case, to ensure his co-accused received a fair trial.
- Further information on Samsul Mohamed’s case involving conspiracy to possess firearms and ammunitions can be found here – https://www.cps.gov.uk/yorkshire-and-humberside/news/sheffield-drugs-and-guns-gang-jailed