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04th Mar 2023

Moment dad lets in honeytrap killers before he’s stabbed to death for fake Rolex

Steve Hopkins

The women drugged the dad-of-six, but when it didn’t work two men turned up to kill him

Two honeytrap killers who seduced and drugged a man who posed on Instagram with fake Rolex watches before calling two men to kill him have been jailed.

Saul Murray died during a robbery-gone-wrong after he met two women at his flat who gave him GHB after engaging in sexual activity with him.

The 33-year-old had been targeted by Surpreet Dhillon, 36, and 21-year-old Temidayo Awe after he had posted pictures of his fake designer watches on social media.

A court heard Dhillon seduced Murray online, and then visited him at his Luton flat with Awe, where the pair drugged the dad-of-six.

When the drug failed to knock Murray out, Ikem Affia, 31 and Cleon Brown, 29, turned up at the property to rob and kill him.

Murray’s body was discovered with stab wounds at his flat on 27 February last year but nothing could be done to save him.

Police later identifed Affia by a high-end limited-edition designer Moncler coat he was wearing. He was spotted on CCTV wearing the distinctive jacket in KFC two days before the murder.

The £1350 puffer coat was one of just 69 sold in the UK, allowing police to trace the item’s delivery to Affia’s partner.

The gang were also seen on CCTV leaving the property, and Affia was carrying a large knife.

Police also used vehicle telematics from the Mercedes hired by the gang – placing the car at the scene of the crime and at Affia’s home address.

Brown was seen on CCTV using a vacuum cleaner at a petrol station to clean the car after the killing had taken place.

It was also revealed in court that the Rolex watches were fake and that there were no expensive items in Murray’s flat.

A jury found Affia, of Hackney, London, guilty of murder following a trial at Luton Crown Court.

Dhillon, of Stratford, London, Brown, of South Hackney, London, and Awe, of Gillingham, Kent, were convicted of manslaughter.

Affia was jailed for life and ordered to serve a minimum of 25 years. He was also sentenced to 14 years for conspiracy to commit robbery, to run concurrently.

Brown was sentenced to 11 years, Dhillon, 10, and Awe, seven.

Detective Inspector Dale Mepstead, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said: “This was clearly a planned attack; facilitated by Dhillon and Awe and carried out by Affia and Brown.

“It’s obvious from the way the two women used a sedative substance on Murray and the fact Affia was armed with a knife that they were prepared to get what they wanted at any cost – which sadly was Mr Murray’s life.”

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