A man from South London who filmed himself saying ‘I don’t even care about the feds bruv, on my mum’s life’ has been convicted by police for wielding a knife around a north London nightclub and supplying drugs.
Abel Buafo, 23, from Lambeth, took Snapchat videos of himself at a nightclub on Silver Street in Enfield, in December 2019, waving a black folding knife around, while dancing and singing.
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Police were alerted to the Snapchat film, corroborated by nightclub CCTV, which also showed Buafo pointing the knife at his phone’s camera as well as towards people and then ‘fist bumping’ people while holding the knife.
Abel Buafo, 23, from Lambeth, pleaded guilty to numerous offences
In the snapchat footage, filmed outside the club, Buafo said: ‘I’ve got my blicky on me.’ Blicky is a slang term for knife.
His friend nudges him and says ‘shhh’ to which Buafo replies ‘I don’t even care about the feds bruv, on my mum’s life.’
Detective Sergeant Raymond Sekalongo, the investigating officer said: “Buafo was arrogant enough to think he was above the law…[He] was wrong not to ‘care about the feds’ … those carrying weapons and supplying drugs should expect a visit from us in the near future.”
Police also searched Buafo’s home, where they found the sink was overflowing with a number of plates, which had a white coloured layer of bubbles forming on them.
Officers noted that they were not ‘typical washing-up bubbles’ but something derived from a diluted powder of chemical, which was found to be phenacetin, a well-known cutting agent for making crack cocaine.
Police also found scales, snap bags, a hydraulic press, cannabis and MDMA pills and £1,200 in counterfeit cash as well as a Rambo-style knife.
The rambo knife
Detectives examined Buafo’s phone where they found evidence of drug supply going back to September 2018 as well as evidence of him living a lavish lifestyle with a photo album of expensive items.
Buafo was arrested and taken to a south London police station where he offered no prepared statement and answered no comment to all questions put to him – even when he was shown the CCTV and Snapchat footage.
He was subsequently charged on 12 February 2020 and was convicted of possession of a knife, possession of Class A drugs (MDMA and cocaine), possession of a Class B drug (cannabis), possession of criminal property and being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug (cocaine).
Officers also found £225 in cash and £1,200 in counterfeit cash as well as a Rambo-style knife in Abel Buafo’s home.
Detective Sergeant Raymond Sekalongo, the investigating officer who was on the Central South’s Proactive Investigations team at the time, said the following in full: “Buafo was arrogant enough to think he was above the law and thought he could not only take a knife into a nightclub – but broadcast himself on social media doing it. Buafo was wrong not to ‘care about the feds,’ because the Met is absolutely committed to taking offensive weapons and drugs off the streets of London.
“The knife in the nightclub and the Rambo knife found in Buafo’s address is yet another example of the intractable link between drug supply and violence. Those carrying weapons and supplying drugs should expect a visit from us in the near future.”