A musician has been sentenced to eight months imprisonment for possession of a knife.
Momodou Jallow, 23 (27.05.95) of Manor Road, Stratford, also known as 'J Hus', a three-time Brit award nominee, was handed an eight-month custodial sentence today at Snaresbrook Crown Court after he pleaded guilty to carrying a knife.
Detective Constable Faye Robins, from Newham’s Gangs and Firearms Unit, said: “Jallow is a young rapper that many young teenagers look up to, and he clearly had no common sense when he decided to carry a knife with him.
“Sadly, London has seen too many young males being stabbed to death or being sent to jail for plotting the death of others, and Jallow could have used his platform to turn lives away from crime; instead he has advocated it.
“The Gangs and Firearms Unit in Newham are pleased that he has finally pleaded guilty to this offence and hope that this result will deter other young men from carrying knives.”
Shortly after midday on Thursday, 21 June, a marked police car was carrying out a routine patrol around Westfield Stratford.
The unit had been informed that there was a male wanted in connection with an unrelated matter, sitting in a Black Audi on International Way, E20.
The officers approached the vehicle and the occupants of the car were searched at the scene.
When officers searched Jallow a lock-knife with a 10cm blade was found in his front left trouser pocket. He was arrested for being in possession of an offensive weapon at 13:05hrs and taken to an east London police station.
He was charged on the same day and remanded into custody to appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 22 June. He was then bailed to return to appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Friday, 20 July.