An armed crack user caught lying on his couch when police raided his north London home has been jailed for six years.
Olusegan Shobanjo, 20 of Penavia Court, Colindale had stuffed his pistol and ammunition down the back of the couch.
He was convicted at Harrow Crown Court of possession of a firearm and ammunition, plus possession of crack cocaine and £4,000 in illegal criminal profits.
The court heard that on the morning of September 13, last year officers executed a search warrant at Shobanjo’s home address.
Upon gaining entry, the suspect was found lying on the sofa and he was immediately arrested.
Officers searched the back of the sofa and found the gun and a quantity of ammunition.
A number of Class A and B drugs and cash were also found in the property.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Bryan Pontin said: “There is absolutely no reason a firearm like this and live ammunition should be on the streets of London.
“I’m extremely proud of all the hard work that my colleagues have put in to identify Shobanjo and seize this weapon.
“I hope that this result sends a stark warning to anyone who is in possession of, or is thinking holding a firearm for a friend or family member.”