Salam. Saw this today. Made a painful reading
Allah help and guide us
Raja Ali was killed after the car he was in with two friends was rammed then blocked in at the side by two vehicles in Dagenham on 25 September 2016.
The Old Bailey heard the attackers started to smash the car with a hammer and a baseball bat, then chased the 33-year-old and stabbed him.
Five men all deny murder.
Prosecutor Simon Denison QC said the defendants lured Mr Ali to the road to "put him out of business".
"He and two friends sat in his car waiting for what they thought was to be a drugs deal," he said.
The jury heard a Mitsubishi Shogun 4x4 then rammed into Mr Ali's car, shunting it forward, while a red Renault Megane pulled up alongside and the occupants got out armed with weapons.
Mr Ali and two other men ran away but they were chased and the 33-year-old was stabbed to death in Braintree Road.