A man has been sentenced to six year for possession of firearms and criminal property.

Olusegan Shobanjo, aged 20, of Penavia Court, Colindale, was sentenced on Friday (August 9) following a trial at Harrow Crown Court which concluded on Wednesday (August 7).

Mr Shobanjo was convicted of possessing firearms and ammunition, possessing crack cocaine and possessing criminal property including over £4,000 in cash.

Detective Constable Bryan Pontin, the investigating officer, 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 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 of holding a firearm for a friend or family member.”

A warrant for Mr Shobanjo’s home address was executed at September 13, 2018, where he was immediately arrested by officers.

Upon investigation, officers found the firearm and quantity of ammunition at the back of a sofa. Several Class A and B drugs, alongside £4,000 in cash were also found in the property.

Mr Shobanjo was taken to a North London police station for questioning, where he responded with ‘no comment’ to most questions.