After their deaths he sold the family home in the town of Danda Ghori in Kunduz province and began a year long journey that would end with him seeking asylum in Britain in 2015. After a month in the shanty town at the French port he paid a people smuggler £1400 and was brought to the UK hiding in the back of a lorry.After reaching Britain in the summer of 2015 he immediately applied for asylum – but was rejected by the Home Office.It was not clear whether the group had accepted his offer. They also found a memory card with 'material that can be connected to IS,' including execution videos and thousands of photos, including one of IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Akilov, who turns 40 Wednesday, was born in Uzbekistan where he worked as a construction worker.Investigators have found internet chat logs with unknown people in which Akilov discussed becoming a martyr and swore allegiance to IS between Jan. He traveled to Sweden in 2014 where he had applied for asylum, claiming he had been persecuted at home.
'The case is about 40 seconds that changed forever the lives of those who were on Drottninggatan' that day, prosecutor Hans Ihrman said.The prosecution has requested that he gets a life sentence and is extradited from Sweden.Akilov has said he wanted to punish Sweden for participating in the international coalition against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.Prosecutor Hans Ihrman described how Akilov, 39, drove a stolen beer truck into a crowd of shoppers on a busy shopping street outside an upscale department store in Stockholm's city center on Apr. Akilov was arrested hours later.'Yes, it was Akilov who drove the truck that day,' his defense lawyer, Johan Eriksson, told the court.Five people were killed - a British man, a Belgian woman and three Swedes, including an 11-year-old girl.All five were shot dead as they slept after men burst into their home in the middle of the night.But in October last year the 20-year-old was beaten and stabbed in the heart in Plashet Park in East Ham by a gang of five men over an unpaid debt, the Old Bailey heard.Benyamen Ghaderi, 18, Azeem Shafi, 23 and Hijrat Nazzary, 25, together with Javid Ahmadzai and a 17-year-old who cannot name, 'beat the victim senseless', it is claimed.Passing surgeon Mohammod Uzzaman, who specialised in heart and lung surgery, ran to Moosakhan's aide.Sweden's domestic intelligence agency has said it had nothing indicating he was planning an attack.The attack had shocked Swedes who pride themselves on their open-door policies toward migrants and refugees, and many expressed fears that something had gone badly wrong.