How do I delete a previous deleted user's files off my macbook?

I have just bought a secondhand mac from a friend and he did a terrible job of deleting his stuff on here. He deleted his user account but nothing else. I was wondering if there is a way I can delete his home folder as it is taking up all the storage. I have tried everything and I really hope someone can help me. I am running lion!

Make a note of your AppleID and password, then hold command r keys while booting the computer.
Get online with a fast reliable Internet connection.
Chooce Disk Utility and Erase with Zero option the Lion OS X Partition.
When finished, download a new Lion OS from Apple servers, reboot the machine and your presented with a new setup whcih you can then do what you like, it's like a brand new machine.
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