UK-based Nigerian Man Kalejaiye Who Stabbed his Mom to Death is Sentenced to Life in Prison
The UK based ‘Psycho’ killer who stabbed his mother to death and then dressed up in a pink track suit to make neighbors think she was still alive is sentenced to life in prison
According to Daily Mail, Emmanuel Kalejaiye, 22, stabbed his mother, Tolu Kalejaiya, more than 40 times at their home in Wickford, Essex, in September 2013. He then dressed up in a women’s tracksuit to try and fool neighbors into thinking she was still alive, the court heard.
Today the case returned to court, and he was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 15 years and three months.
Judge Christopher Ball QC said: ‘This was an horrific killing. You drew up plans to kill her, over weeks, if not months, and to dispose of the body.’
The judge added that mental illness played a part in the killing and said Kalejaiye would receive treatment in jail.
During the trial at Chelmsford Crown Court, the jury heard Kalejaiye had written out a detailed plan including notes on how to walk in high heels and had receipts for pink Primark women’s clothing.
During the trial the prosecution alleged that Kalejaike disliked his mother, who was described as strict, stubborn and with an explosive temper, and that he ‘meticulously’ planned to kill her.
Evidence from an expert psychiatrist stated Kalejaiye had been suffering from severe depression and paranoid schizophrenia at the time of the attack.
The court heard how fellow students at Essex University, where Kalejaiye had studied biochemistry, found him ‘weird and paranoid’.
Before sentencing, Kalejaiye’s counsel, John Benson QC told the judge:
‘It was horrific incident, harrowing for anybody listening to the 999 call.
‘She died in terrible circumstances and he will have to come to terms with taking the life of his mother.’
- Emmanuel Kalejaiye