A gang member who enjoyed a successful career as a rap artist and model while on the run from police has finally been jailed.
Ben Fiberesima, 30, was found guilty at Harrow Crown Court on May 6 on two counts of theft, two counts of making false representation and possessing a prohibited weapon, according to a Met Police statement.
Brent police arrested Fiberesima on September 3 2014 after he turned up to what he thought was a model casting assignment at a photo studio.
Fiberesima had previously been arrested in 2008, when officers found a stun gun, canister of CS gas and what was believed to be stolen property.
He was charged and released on bail, yet failed to appear in court to answer the charges.
It was found that Fiberesima had fled the country, moving to Australia with a false identity. While on the run from police, he developed a successful career as a rap artist and model under the name of Roky Million.
On August 26 2010, police had information that he had returned to the UK, but as he had no fixed address, a simple arrest enquiry was not an option.
Officers found details of his modelling agency, subsequently booking a model casting for Fiberesima under the company name WOU Photography (aka Brent Wanted Offenders Unit).
Fiberesima was arrested once arriving at the venue by police and was taken to Harrow Crown Court to face crimes committed five years ago.
Detective Inspector Pete Wallis said: "There is a clear message here, that we will not forget you if you offend, and we will explore all options in tracing you and bringing you to justice."
“Mr Fibersima used false identities to evade capture for five years and developed a very public persona in Australia and internationally as a rap artist and model.
"Thankfully he is now paying for his crimes, due to the perseverance of Brent's Wanted Offenders Unit."