Tube worker attacker jailed

Otaniyen Ekiomado was given four months in jail

Otaniyen Ekiomado was given four months in jail

First published in News Wandsworth Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Assistant Editor

A man who brutally attacked a Tube staff member as the worker helped an unwell passenger has been jailed for four months.

Otaniyen Ekiomado, 33, Balham Hill was sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court on April 2.

Previously the court heard how, at Oxford Circus on August 28 last year, the victim was helping a passenger who had fallen sick on the Victoria line.

While escorting the passenger and ambulance crew to the station exit Ekiomado rushed down the stairs and collided with the man.

He carried on a short way, before turning, walking back to the worker and punching him in the head, knocking him to the ground.

CCTV images later examined by officials had shown Ekiomado re-entering the station using an Oyster Card.

He was arrested and charged at Westminster Magistrates’ Court for assault, causing actual bodily harm.

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4:50pm Thu 17 Apr 14

rivacre says...

A disgraceful attack on an innocent man is rewarded with a pathetic 4 month sentence. This country is a joke. The attacker should be sent back to the country of his origin where I'm sure the laws are not so lenient.
A disgraceful attack on an innocent man is rewarded with a pathetic 4 month sentence. This country is a joke. The attacker should be sent back to the country of his origin where I'm sure the laws are not so lenient. rivacre
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2:38pm Fri 18 Apr 14

buggsie says...

Multicultural enrichment eh ??
Hope the tube worker is OK now.
Multicultural enrichment eh ?? Hope the tube worker is OK now. buggsie
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