Man pleads guilty to supplying drugs to the Grindr killer Stephen Port

Gerald Matovu

A man has admitted in court that he supplied drugs to convicted killer, Stephen Port who murdered four young men in London between 2015 and 2016.

Gerald Matovu
CREDIT: Met Police

Gerald Matovu, 23, of Great Guildford Street, Southwark SE1 pleaded guilty at Southwark Crown Court on Tuesday, 28 March to supplying class B drug mephedrone (commonly known as Meow Meow), and class C drug GHB to Port between 1 July and 31 August 2015.

He also admitted offering to supply GHB to Port between the same dates. He will be sentenced on Wednesday, 26 April. 

The offences came to light during the investigation into Port’s extensive crimes. 

Stephen Port, 42, a chef, of Cooke Street, Barking, was sentenced to a whole life term in November 2016 for the murder of four young gay men and drugging and sexually assaulting another seven victims.

Port bought the drugs from Matovu for use during consensual sex with his partner. Phone records and downloads from electronic devices belonging to Port clearly showed contact with Matovu and Port had described Matovu as his drug dealer to his partner.

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In messages, Matovu told Port he had “loads of G” and asked how much he wanted.

Matovu was arrested on 15 June 2016 and charged on 27 October 2016.

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The IPCC is to undertake interviews with 17 Met Police officers as part of their investigation into the service’s response to the deaths of Anthony Walgate, Gabriel Kovari, Daniel Whitworth, and Jack Taylor – the victims of Stephen Port’s serial killings.


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