Detectives may never know why thug organised cold blooded execution of taxi driver
A thug who organised a hit on a taxi boss has been found guilty of manslaughter. Akeel Hussain, 23, helped arrange the carefully-planned attack on Mohammed Haroon Zeb, 39, in January 2021. The victim was killed in a drive-by shooting captured on CCTV.
The dad-of-four died after being shot in the head in Dudley, West Mids, on his birthday following a bitter family feud. Shocking video footage shows a Volkswagen Golf slowing down before flashes can be seen from the passenger window as five shots were fired.
Dad-of-four Mohammed - known as H - was rushed to hospital but nothing could be done to save him and he was pronounced dead later that day. Gurdeep Sandhu, 23, and Hassan Tasleem, 23, were previously found guilty of murder and jailed for life at Loughborough Crown Court in January this year.
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Co-conspirator Hussain, of Dudley, has now been convicted of manslaughter following a trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court. Detectives were able to link him to the case and playing a 'prominent role' in the shooting following examination of mobile phone records and social media.
They found Hussain was injured after being hit by a car less than a fortnight earlier as part of a three year 'tit for tat' feud between two warring groups of families. Mohammed was not believed to have been actively involved in the feud and detectives say the reason he was targeted remains unknown.
Another man Mohammed Rafiq, 22, also of Dudley, was involved in helping to conceal the Golf - which was on false plates - and later recovered in Telford, Shropshire. He was convicted of