August 2023

Rapist Mustafa Hakim smiles and says ‘it’s not fair’ in bizarre rant

A rapist who snatched a woman off a nature path and attacked her in a bush smiled at a judge before moaning he had not been treated fairly.

Hakim Mustafa went on a number of bizarre rants as he was sentenced to life and branded a ‘danger’ to the public.

The 30-year-old targeted a woman on the Bourne Brook Walkway in Selly Oak on the morning of July 28 last year, when he strangled her to stop her screaming then carried her away to sexually attack her.

He had dispensed with his legal representation prior to a trial earlier this year, when a jury found him guilty of kidnap, rape, strangulation, assault by penetration and theft of the victim’s mobile phone.

Hakim, of Rickyard Piece, Quinton, represented himself again at Birmingham Crown Court as he learned his punishment following a lengthy delay over a pyschiatric assessment.

Asked what he wanted to say he replied: “My legal team ain’t turned up and that. I don’t think that’s fair.”

He then directed a disgusting tirade against the victim, who did not attend and has since moved out of Birmingham becoming a ‘recluse’.

Hakim said: “She knows she’s lying you get me? If she was telling the truth and it meant that much to her she would turn up every day. All I know is it wasn’t me, you get me?”

He added: “I haven’t seen my family in over two years. Simple. It’s not fair. I don’t mean to smile. It’s not fair how I’ve been treated. I don’t feel like it’s fair. It’s affecting my mental health. It’s affected me bad.”

DNA evidence taken from the victim was a ‘billion to one times more likely to have come from Hakim than anyone else’. She later picked him out in an identification procedure while he was also linked to the scene by CCTV and mobile phone analysis.

Judge Simon Drew Kc concluded he was a ‘dangerous’ offender who would present a risk of harm to the public for many years to come. He reminded Hakim that he had ‘chose’ to represent himself during the case.

He was sentenced to life with a minimum term of 13 years and four months in custody, minus the days he has spent on remand.