Nicholas Lumley QC and Geraldine Kelly in successful prosecutions at Leeds Crown Court

Nicholas Lumley QC and Geraldine Kelly were successful in prosecuting Beni NAMI (aged 20) and Hussein Semusu (aged 21) for murder, in a trial that concluded on 9th December 2020 at Leeds Crown Court.

The case involved the stabbing at the Chapeltown Carnival on 25th August 2019 of Tcherno Ly, a young male, who died from a single stab wound inflicted by Beni NAMI. Hussein Semusu was found guilty on the basis of joint participation.

Both defendants were sentenced today, 11th December, to life imprisonment. Beni NAMI must serve a minimum period of 20 years custody before he will be considered for parole and Hussein Semusu must serve a minimum term of 16 years before he is considered for parole.


Nicholas Lumley KC
Call 1992
QC 2012

Geraldine Kelly
Call 1996

11th Dec 2020








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