Jailed: Queen’s Park man who kidnapped a drug dealer and threatened to cut off his testicles

Ricardo Spooner has been jailed for 14 years

Ricardo Spooner has been jailed for 14 years - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

A Queen’s Park man who kidnapped a drug dealer and threatened to cut off his testicles in a ‘Scarface’ sting has been jailed for 14 years.

Ricardo Spooner, 30, of Third Avenue, was part of an eight-strong gang that tied up Andre Goddard with his own belt after luring him with a drugs deal in which he was paid with counterfeit cash.

Snaresbrook Crown Court heard the victim escaped but was kidnapped a second time from the hospital he went to for treatment by Daniel Obeng, 29, who was an associated of his, Miniru Newton-Adiss, 34, Jason Jackman, 42, and Colin Headley, 51.

Goddard had arranged a deal between Spooner, Yaw Darko-Kwakye, 31, and Richard Agyemang, 27, for the supply of two kilos of cannabis from Newton-Adiss and Obeng for £3,000 between July 30 and August 10, 2013.

At the meeting on August 10, Spooner, Agyemang, Darko-Kwakye and Mahlechi Hunte, 26, shoved Goddard into the back of the van with Obeng and demanded to know where the drugs were.


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The two men managed to escape on the same evening in Upton Park, east London, and were seen jumping out of the van by a driver who called the police.

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Prior to the start of the trial, Agyemang and Darko-Kwakye attempted to bribe Goddard with between £2,500 and £10,000 to discontinue the case.

Spooner was convicted of imprisonment for kidnap and false imprisonment with a concurrent sentence of four years for unlawful wounding.

Six of his co-defendants received a total of 77 years for kidnapping and false imprisonment

Obeng is due to be sentenced on Friday.

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