A Louis Vuitton model George Koh has been charged with the murder of Harry Uzoka, a Nigerian-born London model.
Uzoka who was having a bubbling modelling career was signed to London’s Premier Model Management and had worked for big brands such as Mercedes and Levis.
George Koh stabbed Uzoka in the chest during a confrontation in west London’s Shepherd’s Bush on January 11. The beef between both men is believed to have been caused by a woman.
The jury at the Old Bailey Court on Monday found Koh, as well as his friend Merse Dikanda, guilty of the crime. A personal trainer, Jonathan Okigbo, had his murder charge dropped but was convicted of manslaughter.
Koh was said to have been “obsessed” with Uzoka, tried to copy his look and had bragged about having sex with his girlfriend, Ruby Campbell.
The convicted model reportedly “wanted to be as famous as Uzoka”.
On the day Uzoka was stabbed, the two models had called for a meet up to “Settle” their dispute.
Uzoka received a message from Koh saying: “Where you I’ll come there n we can fight bring ur friends with u.”
The deceased reportedly replied saying: “Come Shepherd’s Bush.”
Koh arrived carrying two knives as he, Dikanda and Okigbo faced Uzoka and one of his friends, Adrian Harper.
Uzoka, 25, who was armed with a dumbbell bar but he got fatally stabbed in the process and died in the street outside his Shepherd’s Bush home.
Koh, Okigbo and Dikanda will be sentenced on September 21.