A drugs line gangster stooge who murdered a teenager will not be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting prison guards at Bullingdon.

Olamide Soyege, 30, is said to have carried out the attacks on three men at the Bicester jail in February 2020 while on remand for fatally stabbing 18-year-old Taylor Williams in Basingstoke in 2019.

He was not present at Oxford Crown Court on Monday morning when his barrister, Adrienne Knight, entered not guilty pleas on her client’s behalf to causing grievous bodily harm, actual bodily harm and beating an emergency worker.

Richard Hutchings, prosecuting, said: “The matter has been reviewed and it’s the Crown’s intention to offer no evidence on the indictment.

“There is a letter [on the case system] it explains that in light of the defendant’s conviction for murder with a minimum term of 32 years the view has been taken that a continued prosecution is not in the public interest.

“As such, I formally offer no evidence on the indictments on all three counts.”

Recording formal not guilty verdicts, Recorder John Ryder QC said: “That is an eminently sensible course in the circumstances.”

HMP Bullingdon, Bicester

Soyege, whose address was given on court documents as HMP Belmarsh, London, was convicted by a jury in November 2020 of Taylor Williams’ murder.

The teenager was stabbed five times in a drugs robbery ‘gone wrong’ at a property in Shooters Way, Basingstoke, on August 31, 2019. He was said to have jumped out a window

The court heard the Londoner was sent to Basingstoke in order to eliminate competing County Lines drug dealing operations – known as Coco and Ray – that had arrived in the town.

Jailing him for life with a minimum term of 32 years imprisonment, Judge Martin Spencer said: "The death of a young man goes way beyond a single person, but has a ripple effect on so many others whose lives will not be the same again.

"You clearly knew the Basingstoke area well. For at least six to seven weeks, you had been deeply involved in supplying class A drugs to addicts in Basingstoke, working for at least two lines.

"In your evidence, you told lie after lie. I have little doubt that you intended to kill him.

"This was a murder done for game."

Soyege had a number of violent offences on his record and had robbed a youth worker at knife point in 2007. He had been out of trouble for a decade.

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