It is not in the public interest to prosecute a gang enforcer, who is currently serving a life sentence for killing a teenager in Basingstoke, for allegedly assaulting prison guards, a court was told.

Olamide Soyege was sentenced to at least 32 years in prison after he stabbed Taylor Williams to death in Shooters Way in August 2019.

The drugs robbery gone wrong resulted in the then 18-year-old receiving five stab wounds, and he died on his way to hospital.

Terence Maccabee and Paige Taylor were also jailed for manslaughter and robbery respectively in connection with the incident.

Soyege, 30, was in custody in February 2020 awaiting trial for the murder when he is said to have carried out the attacks on three men at HMP Bullingdon in Oxfordshire.

He had been due to stand trial accused of causing grievous bodily harm, actual bodily harm and beating an emergency worker at Oxford Crown Court on Monday, October 18, but charges have since been dropped.

At an earlier hearing in July, Adrienne Knight entered not guilty pleas on her client’s behalf, according to The Oxford Mail.

Richard Hutchings, prosecuting, said: “The matter has been reviewed and it’s the Crown’s intention to offer no evidence on the indictment.

“There is a letter [on the case system] it explains that in light of the defendant’s conviction for murder with a minimum term of 32 years the view has been taken that a continued prosecution is not in the public interest.

“As such, I formally offer no evidence on the indictments on all three counts.”

Recording formal not guilty verdicts, Recorder John Ryder QC said: “That is an eminently sensible course in the circumstances.”

The case has since been discontinued and Soyege will now face no further action on these charges.

Soyege, whose address was given on court documents in July as HMP Belmarsh in London, worked as an enforcer for drugs kingpin Nemo in Basingstoke.

On August 31, 2019, he was involved in a robbery in Bermuda Park, Popley, before attempting to rob Mr Williams and the Ray drugs line where they had cuckooed an address in Shooters Way.

A separate court hearing earlier this year had heard that Nemo could not stand the competition of others and ordered Soyege and Maccabee to run the other lines, including Mr Williams, out of Basingstoke.