Saturday, March 9, 2019
Nigerian rapper who bragged about criminal lifestyle in music video, jailed
A Nigerian drug dealer who bragged about his criminal lifestyle in a music video he made has been jailed in the U.K.
Adetokunbo Ajibola, 26, was sentenced to a total of 5 years’ imprisonment at Harrow Crown Court on Friday, March 1, 2019, after admitting to possession of cocaine with intent to supply, possession of cannabis with intent to supply and possession of the criminal property at a previous hearing.
As officers forced entry to the premises, Ajibola jumped from a second-floor window and attempted to escape from officers. He has detained a short distance away on the roof of a garage and arrested.
The rooms at the address were searched. The second floor was described in court as a “drug preparation factory”. .
Officers found what was later confirmed as 241 grams of high-purity cocaine and mixing agents, along with nearly 60 grams of crack cocaine, and 240 grams of cannabis. The potential street value of the drugs was in excess of £30,000.
In Ajibola’s first-floor bedroom, officers found £13,000 in cash, a custom gold pendant and chain valued at around £15,000, and high-value clothing valued at more than £10,000. All of these items were seized.
Ajibola is a popular rapper who goes by the stage name Trapstar Toxic. A music video for a song called “Out Ere” that makes explicit references to drug dealing was introduced in prosecution evidence and shown to the court. .
In this video Ajibola recited lyrics “weight [drugs] in the trap and I’ll be done if feds [police] raid it, I’m one step ahead I ain’t complacent”.
Passing sentence, the Recorder said that Ajibola was connected to “an extremely sophisticated, profitable drug operation”.
PC Dec James from Brent Gangs Unit, who led the investigation, said: “Ajibola played a leading role in the control of the Class A and B drugs markets in the Willesden area.