Ex-Fulham defender jailed over murder
Published 22:30 24/11/11 By MirrorFootball
Former Fulham defender Elliot Omozusi has been axed by Leyton Orient after he was sentenced to 30 months in prison for attempting to rough up a murder witness.
Left-back Omozusi, who was Orient's player of the year last season, was sentenced last week for trying to take revenge on a key witness in the trial of two gangster pals, Leon Dunkley and Mohammed Smoured.
Orient said in a statement: "The recent conviction of Elliot Omozusi and subsequent prison sentence of 30 months, the club has reviewed its legal position and has terminated the contract of the defender."
Omozusi, who signed for the Os from Craven Cottage in the summer of 2010, made eight Premier League appearances for Fulham in the 2007-08 campaign.
He had loan stints at Norwich and Charlton before his switch to Brisbane Road.
He was charged with attempting revenge after he had a chance meeting in Liverpool with an 18-year-old witness in the trial of his friends for the murder of Agnes Sina-Inakoju in April 2010.
Dunkley and Smoured are serving life sentences.