An "extremely dangerous individual" who attempted to shoot someone in retaliation over a £3.50 drugs debt has been jailed.

Marcus Adepoju, 31, of Claremont Street, Edmonton, appeared at Woolwich Crown Court on Friday, (April 12) where he was sentenced to 28 years in prison.

He was previously convicted of multiple firearms and drug offences following a trial at the same court which concluded on Friday, 23 February.

The incident happened in April 2023 when police were called to a house on Nelgarde Road, in Catford, Lewisham, to reports of a man who had been shot through the window by a masked man.

The three shots were fire at him which caused extensive damage to the property and gave the man superficial wounds from glass shards.

Tottenham Independent: Francis Ajeigbe, 60, of Laleham Road, Lewisham was jailed for two years for drug possessionFrancis Ajeigbe, 60, of Laleham Road, Lewisham was jailed for two years for drug possession (Image: Met)

Detectives immediately launched an investigation, carrying out extensive CCTV enquiries, Scotland Yard said.

They said footage showed the suspect walking to the scene from a house in Laleham Road, in Hither Green, Lewisham, and returning there later.

Officers analysed those coming in and out of the property and identified Marcus Adepoju – travelling from the house to a storage facility in nearby Forest Hill.

They recovered two firearms alongside ammunition, drugs, cash and knives and at another storage facility they linked to Adepoju they found more ammunition, cash and drugs.

Adepoju was stopped by officers in a car in Chingford, Epping Forest, where he was found in possession of a large set of keys for the house in Laleham Road as well as the two storage units.

The Met further revealed that a forensic examination of one of the seized guns linked the shooting in Catford and another incident in March 2023 in which a bullet hole was found in a lorry in Forest Hill.

Adepoju’s DNA was also found on both weapons.

His phone was also analysed and revealed several images of a third firearm.

Adepoju pleaded guilty to three counts of possession of a firearm, money laundering, possession with intent to supply class A drugs and possession of bladed articles at an earlier hearing.

He was found guilty of attempted murder, possession of a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life and a further count of possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

Francis Ajeigbe, 60, who was arrested by police during a search of his house in Laleham Road, was found guilty of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and money laundering.

He was sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court on April 12 to two years imprisonment suspended for 12 months.

DC John Nightingale, a Trident detective from Specialist Crime, said: “Adepoju is an extremely dangerous individual who had no qualms about shooting a man through a window on a busy residential street.

“It is only through sheer good fortune that the victim was not more seriously injured or killed.

“Adepoju produced music under the stage name ‘Menace To Society’ – sadly his actions reinforced this moniker and he will now pay the price for his crimes.

“Keeping Londoners safe is our top priority and reducing gun crime is a key part of this. As this case shows, we know gun crime is closely linked to drugs and we will continue to use all of our resources to take both off the streets of our capital.”