February 2021

Leeds West Indian Carnival killer found guilty of child rape

A convicted murderer has been given more prison time after being convicted of raping a very young child.

Beni Nami was unanimously found guilty of two counts of raping a girl under the age of 13.

Jurors deliberated for three hours and 48 minutes before delivering their verdicts on Wednesday following a brief trial.

In November last year, 20-year-old Nami had been jailed for life with a minimum term of 20 years after being convicted of murdering 21-year-old Tcherno Ly.

The drug dealer had stabbed Mr Ly to death with a ‘Rambo-style knife’ at the 2019 Leeds West Indian Carnival in the Chapeltown area of Leeds.

He was also unanimously found guilty of possession of an offensive weapon in relation to the murder weapon.

Nami, previously of Nassau Place, Chapeltown, was handed a six-year sentence for the rapes, which must be served consecutively to his 20-year minimum term.