Willesden schoolboy ‘hitman’ recruiter was stopped by cops on night of murder
Drug dealer was pulled over for speeding but not searched
A DRUG dealer accused of recruiting a schoolboy to murder a young mother was pulled over by police on the night of the shooting, a court heard.
Izak ‘Ice’ Billy, 22, of Pember Road, Kensal Rise, is claimed to have hired the 15-year-old boy from Willesden, to gun down Gulistan Subasi on the doorstep of her mother’s Hackney home on March 22 last year.
The Old Bailey heard claims that the 26-year-old, who was visiting the UK from Turkey, was killed on the orders of her estranged husband after the pair had become embroiled in a bitter custody dispute over their son.
Billy, who was supplying cannabis and crack cocaine, admitted he saw the alleged gunman within a few hours of the killing but denies he had gone to ‘keep an eye on him’.
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He said: “Listen, I have never recruited no one and I’m not involved in no murder.
“That’s horrible, that’s nasty.”
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The court heard on the night of the murder Billy drove to Tottenham to sell drugs to another suspect Leigh Bryan, 25.
He was collared for speeding but was not searched, even though he was carrying an ounce of cannabis.
Billy said: “They never searched me.”
After spending a few house in a house in Tottenham he described as a ‘place people could go and do whatever they want’ he claims he saw Bryan and the alleged teenage assassin, now 16, before driving back home to his mother’s home.
Billy denies murder and threatening to kill 19-year-old witness Ryan Hatunga on April 7 last year.
Serdar Ozbek, 28, the victim’s husband, Bryan and Paul Nicoloau, 28, all deny murder.
Yesterday Zeon Jackman, 22, and a second 16-year-old, both from south Tottenham, were cleared of murder on the direction of the judge.
The trial continues.