Emmanuel Kalejaiye, 22, who was born in Nigeria but moved to England as a small boy, stabbed his mother, Tolu Kalejaiya, more than 40 times at their home in Wickford, Essex, in September 2013.mHe then dressed up in a women’s tracksuit to try and
fool neighbors into thinking she was still alive. A jury found the Essex University student not guilty of murder, but guilty of manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility, due to mental health issues.
Yesterday, he was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 15 years and 3 months. The judge added that mental illness played a part in the killing and said Kalejaiye would receive treatment in jail. He had written out a detailed plan including notes on how to walk in high heels and had receipts for pink Primark women’s clothing.
He wore the pink outfit to move his mother’s car to deceive neighbors into thinking that she had left for work. Mrs Kalejaiye, who worked as an accountant for Camden Council, suffered more than 40 stab wounds and was discovered dead by her boyfriend, Leo Shogunle. During police interview, Emmanuel said: “I admit killing my mother by stabbing her.
I did this because she subjected me to a lifetime of physical and mental abuse. She used the Bible to rationalize what she did to me. I believe she manipulated and brainwashed me. I have been very depressed for a long time. I have tried to overcome it but I couldn’t take it anymore.” During the trial, the prosecution alleged that he 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 that Emmanuel had been suffering from severe depression and paranoid schizophrenia at the time of the attack…… n shld an been sentenced to jst 188 yrs instead of life in jail…….