A knife thug has boasted online from jail about killing a teenager and being cleared of his murder, the victim’s mother has revealed.
Her son Champion Ganda, 17, was stabbed 11 times in the head, chest, arms and legs by drug dealer Amani Lynch outside a primary school.
His mum Peguy has now joined other grieving mothers leading the anti-knife campaign Hard Calls Save Lives, which urges people to contact Crimestoppers if they suspect someone carries a blade.
They demand action as England and Wales endure one of the worst years for teenage knife killings – 32 in 2021 so far.
Peguy, who spoke at an anti-knife crime event last week, said: “This boy laughed at me in the court and had no respect for the judge. He took someone’s life and is in prison talking of being happy when my son’s body fell to the floor. Champion did not get justice. I’m so angry.”
On his Instagram post, the killer used the handle “lynchmobggmafiafamily” alongside emojis of knives, a police officer and faces crying with laughter.
He wrote in 2019: “When I hear a body drops on the opp block dis dance I done wen I beat da case had da judge bugging out in da old bailey. It was worth it.”
Former Arsenal trainee Champion, a rapper known as Chrome, collapsed fatally wounded in the street at Forest Gate, East London, in May 2013.
Lynch, 16 and on bail at the time, was sentenced to 14 years’ youth detention in 2017 after being found guilty of manslaughter but cleared of murder.
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He had 15 previous convictions, including possession of a knife, public order offences and drug dealing.
Peguy’s All Champion Charity offers support to similarly afflicted families.
She told the meeting in Dagenham: “I learned the hard way about knife crime.
“Doing this work is my therapy. To say my son’s name and talk of Champion to people who didn’t know him makes me feel he’s still a part of me.”
She called on Boris Johnson to speak to her and other mothers who have lost their sons to knife crime. “The Government doesn’t listen because this doesn’t affect them,” said Peguy. “I want the PM to talk to us so he can see our pain. It feels like no one cares. They are leaving us to bury our children like animals.”
The event heard from two volunteers with the Street Doctors scheme, who showed how to give knife victims first aid.
It was also addressed by Met Police gangs officer Anoushka Dunic, who said: “Speaking to parents of killed children hurts as a police officer and as a parent myself. Every act of violence with knives could be prevented.”
A Prison Service spokesperson said of Lynch: “The prisoner has no access to a mobile phone or social media and these historic posts will be removed swiftly.”
- Anyone with information about knife attacks is asked to call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111.