Two men jailed for ‘executing’ father and dumping body in Epping Forest
- Credit: Met Police
Two men have been jailed for life after they shot a fellow Turkish man four times, trussed him up and buried his body in Epping Forest.
Remzi Akguc, 41, of Margery Street, Islington, and Yikmaz Coskun, 36, of no fixed address, will both serve a minimum of 32 years in prison, after being sentenced at the Old Bailey today for the murder of Hidir Aksakal.
The pair shot Mr Aksakal, also known as Boxer Cetin, four times, including in the mouth, then wrapped him in tarpaulin and concealed his body in the woods close to Hollow Ponds, Snaresbrook.
The court heard the killing could have been related the victim’s acquittal following a trial into the gangland murder of Bulent Giritli in 2002.
Det Ch Insp Jamie Piscopo, from the homicide and major crime command, described the murder of Mr Aksakal as a “cold blooded execution”.
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He said: “The defendants went to great lengths to dispose of his body.
“They chose a remote part of Epping Forest for the burial, thinking presumably his remains would never be found.”
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On September 9 last year police were called just after 7pm after the man reported finding a body.
The remains were partially buried and wrapped in plastic. Hands and legs were tightly bound with blue rope, and the cord also looped around the neck to bend the body over.
Police identified the body as Mr Aksakal, 53, who lived in Margate, Kent. CCTV showed the victim had met his killers at a restaurant in Harringay on August 17.
He was executed in Coskun’s house in Tottenham that night, and police discovered blood stains and weapons at the address.
Both defendants were found guilty by jury yesterday.