A thug who stabbed a “loving” dad to death outside Greenwich station has been jailed for 14 years. 

David Joseph Johnson, of Haddo Street in Greenwich, stabbed 34-year-old Ibrahim Bah to death after a fight outside Belushi’s sports bar next to the station. 

Johnson, 37, was found guilty of manslaughter and grievous bodily harm with intent in February following a three-week trial at Woolwich Crown Court. On Monday (June 12) he appeared at the same court to be sentenced. 

Just after 2am on May 1, 2022, a fight broke out between a large group of people outside the bar.

CCTV footage captured the moment Johnson pulled a knife from his waistband and began waving it around, slashing a 37-year-old man across the arm. 

After that he made a beeline for Bah and stabbed him in the abdomen. Bah collapsed and was rushed to hospital where he died just an hour later. 

Bah’s family described him as “a loving father and a wonderful brother”. 

His family said: “David Johnson not only stole Ibrahim's life but also every single persons that loved him.  We belong to Allah and to him we return we pray for Allah to grant him Jannah.” 

News Shopper: David Johnson was jailed for 14 yearsDavid Johnson was jailed for 14 years (Image: BTP)

Johnson was identified by mobile phone and CCTV footage and arrested the following day at an address in New Cross. 

He was sentenced to 14 years in prison with an additional 17 years on extended licence. 

Bah’s family said: “Whilst no sentence will ever bring our beloved Ibrahim back we are happy with the sentence that was given and all the hard work that has been put in. 

“We thank every single person in the British Transport Police who has worked on this case and helped bring justice for Ibrahim. 

“In particular Family Liaison Officer DC Jess Nye who has helped guide us through this incident and who without we would be lost and DI Darren Bates and Ds Paul Burbridge who worked diligently throughout the case. 

“As a family we would like to move on and gain the closure that this sentencing has given us and whilst we will never be able to get over the loss of Ibrahim we hope to help build a life for his children and ourselves. 

“We hope that people will learn from this and the knife pandemic in London can be curbed.” 

News Shopper: Ibrahim Bah, 34, was a loving father', his family saidIbrahim Bah, 34, was a loving father', his family said (Image: BTP)

DI Daren Bates, senior investigating officer in the case, said: “Johnson’s senseless and cowardice violence that night has resulted in the needless loss of a caring father. 

“My thoughts remain with Bah’s family whose lives will never be the same. While no verdict will ever be justice enough for them, I hope they can take some comfort in the fact that Johnson will be spending his foreseeable future incarcerated. 

“This conviction is a result of tireless work by our investigative team who are wholeheartedly committed to ensuring Britain’s callous criminals are removed from society and put behind bars.”