Gang leader pictured enjoying himself in Prison, flaunts his iPhone

A gang leader identified as Jahmal Richardson who is facing two counts of murder, one count of attempted murder with a firearm and two counts of aggravated assault, was pictured enjoying himself in prison as he flaunted his iPhone.

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The Gang leader who alongside his half-brother Kyle Sparks MacKinnon, was accused of killing two strangers and wounding three others when one of the victims asked for directions outside a Chinese restaurant on Spadina Avenue on Jan. 31, 2016, had his identity and the nature of his alleged crimes protected, but as the jury was sequestered on Friday the ban was lifted.

The gang leader who was pictured enjoying himself, was pictured eating a gourmet meal in Toronto South Detention Centre while awaiting trial for two murders. Though Richardson and MacKinnon have pleaded not guilty and their lawyers argued other people in their group were the shooters, it was gathered that at least 16 shots were fired from at least two guns.

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CityNews who obtained a photo of the gang leader in November, reported that Richardson is the alleged gang leader of Heart of a King (HOK) and is also known as Bam and Bambino. He was arrested after several raids.

However his lavish lifestyle continued in prison, as he was pictured sitting at a table with two lobster tails and what appears to be a steak.  He also held an iPhone and an unopened bottle of Barq’s Root Beer, which are items prohibited in the jail and would have had to have been smuggled in.

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While there is no investigation into how the inmates got the cellphones or the meal, it was gathered that the photo was found on yet another inmate’s phone during a routine search of a jail cell in March.

“That’s an inside job,” Kevin Egan, a lawyer with McKenzie Lake, told CityNews last November. “That’s someone with the ability to go through security, delivering that surf and turf and the big bottle of Barq’s to the individual.”

City News reported that Toronto South Detention Centre — one of the province’s newest and largest jails — has been using body scanners on inmates since 2016. However, employees are not scanned or searched.

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Toronto police on the other hand said they hadn’t been investigating, nor had they been informed of the contraband. Police are only called when illegal substances or weapons are found.


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  1. if he is enjoying himself in person it therefore means that he is not in prison na because prison is not a place of enjoyment o

  2. His own is good now. Americans don’t really have time you can be in cell and be working but come to naija and see now.

  3. He’s a hearless man after killing two people and injured others he’s not showing any remorse he should face the judgement

  4. It is not bcos it is America prison, there is a mole inside that made it possible, even in Nigeria, u can bribe the prison attendant and they will allow u serve ur person. God bless Nigeria

  5. This our country is something else how can somebody who committed crime should be in the prison enjoying his self instead of facing his warrant

  6. Their prisons are very fine over there and that is why some people will rather be there enjoying than suffering outside… The crime rate in their country is very high because of that.. Free food, free accommodation and etc

  7. Some American prison better pass some Nigerian homes, so I’m not surprise. ,,, but just Come and try this nonsense in Nigeria prison na …

  8. Like seriously.. Keep picturing. Please make his stay very unbearable so that he will be remoarsful. How can he be picturing Enjoyment when you killed people

  9. This one need to be thoroughly punished in that prison.He thinks he will continue living his normal life in that prison. Officers should deal with him and shouldn’t allow such

  10. We don’t need rock science to know that it’s a prison staff that smuggles in some of these countrabound for the inmates.I guess he is not a gang leader for nothing going as far as posting the picture on social media.

  11. Foreign lifestyle….their prison is just another cool home.. Well Oga come and try that in Africa especially Nigeria infact aba in particular and check whether your won’t smell death

  12. Anyway if it was nigeria prison he we not be able to have access to all wat he doing, but thank god it was u s he we be able to do anything thing he like

  13. He has an iPhone because he is not in Nigeria,let him jst be transferred to kirikiri in Nigeria,then body go tell am

  14. That’s white men for you,for Nigeria you won’t even see a prison with good smell not to talk of eating there and be pressing your phone

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