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22 Year Old UK-based Nigerian Man Kalejaiye Who Killed Mom Sentenced to Life in Prison



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Emmanuel Kalejaiye

Last year, BN brought you the news about Emmanuel Kalejaiye, the 22-year-old (he was 21 at the time) Nigerian man who stabbed his mother to death, and had learned to walk in high heels as part of an elaborate plan to impersonate her after he had killed her.

Daily Mail reports that a jury found the Kalejaiye not guilty of murder, but “guilty of manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility, due to mental health issues” after a trial in April last year. Ever since then, he had been in a secure hospital for psychiatric assessment to decide “whether his mental condition rendered him a danger to the public.”

Tolu Kalejaiye

Tolu Kalejaiye – Emmanuel’s late mother

The case was re-presented in court on Thursday, and he was subsequently sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 15 years and three months.

Judge Christopher Ball, who presided over the case said: ‘This was an horrific killing. You drew up plans to kill her, over weeks, if not months, and to dispose of the body.’

Ball added that mental illness played a part in the killing and said Kalejaiye would receive treatment in jail.

Photo Credit: Eastnews Press Agency/Cascade News/Daily Mail


  1. EllesarisEllendil

    June 20, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    So he will be clothed and fed by taxpayers money after depriving Government of a valuable taxpayer. In my opinion shelving the death penalty in clear cases like this is stupid! makes no logical sense.

    If somebody knowingly takes the life of a government citizen, the government owes it to the citizen to deprive their murderer of his life too not move the burden to other taxpayers.

    This is what comes about when Politicians think with their hearts instead of their heads.

    • Omalicha Speaks

      June 21, 2015 at 8:47 am

      Couldn’t agree more. I think the UK should bring back the death penalty. Too many loonies are getting away with what seems like just a slap on the wrist.

  2. EllesarisEllendil

    June 20, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    BTW that he has a Yoruba name doesn’t make him Nigerian. 22 year old Brit who killed…………………………….fixed that for you.

  3. passionate

    June 20, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Seriously! Tax is all you could think of in this sorry situation. Smh

    • bruno FIERCE

      June 20, 2015 at 7:53 pm

      of cause why wouldn’t they think of tax money. u think oyinbo people are like us who like to waste money anyhow.
      prisons are expensive. to carter for the needs of criminals in prison,can drain the pocket of a government.

  4. laide Egbedina

    June 20, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    It is rather unfortunate tjat the jury could come to this verdict. This guy does not deserve to live. I do expect that one day he will take his own life.and go to hell.

  5. Diddy

    June 20, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    The UK and other European countries does not practice the dealth penalty,and now he is sentenced to life with a minimum of 15 years,give him 5 to 10 years he is out,just like damilola taylor’s muderers,they r free men roaming the streets of London,that is why the US Justice system is fairer in terms of handling heinous crimes,despite the fact they also have their flaws but they r better than their European counterpart

  6. @edDREAMZ

    June 20, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said..
    Dude should be killed already nw… Thats a monster in human clothing….

  7. ACE

    June 21, 2015 at 10:18 am

    This guy is a monster he doesn’t deserve to live

  8. le coco

    June 21, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    @diddy, just when i thot i was the only one hu thot about damilola taylor… it completely irks me tht the killers r free.. i jst cnt even…

  9. Uc

    June 21, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    As sad as this is i think Parents should start taking Ephesians 6 as serious as the children where it say DO NOT PROVOKE YOUR CHILDREN TO WRATH.Depression is a bad thing and Naija parents are champions in getting their kids angry.
    May her soul Rest in Peace.

    • bruno FIERCE

      June 21, 2015 at 9:08 pm

      give me kisses.
      I can never blame a nigerian child who kills his or her parent. most nigerian parents push their kids to the wall. I dont condone murder by when u push and push and push a human being, he or she is going to react and it can end in tragedy. humans are capable of anything.
      if u keep beating a dog, one day that dog will bite u.
      nigerian parents warn your selves. that child u are beating and bullying everyday may turn on u one day. a word is enough for the wise.

      by the way pls stop quoting the bible for ur kids. this woman in particular was murdered by her son because she kept on quoting the bible to him and torturing him with it.

  10. Mummy Joel

    June 22, 2015 at 6:34 am

    Bruno and uc, you both shall live long. I don’t condone murdering any human being but parents DO NOT PROVOKE YOUR CHILDREN, this is written right after honour your mother & your father. Nigerian perants are wicked. May she rip

  11. oj

    June 22, 2015 at 8:22 am

    when he was born, his family rejoiced that a son has been born….. God protect us all.

  12. red

    June 22, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    like seriously????????? how much pushing can one do to end up with death? are you guys for real? should i even be surprised at your comments judging from your previous comments on BN, esp you Bruno. smh

  13. Angiee

    June 22, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    @bruno, are you for real? So, parents should stop quoting bible for their children like seriously? Anyway just like @red said, am not also surprised judging from your previous comments on BN esp you Bruno, always posting stupid comments & still proud of it. Rubbish…

  14. Ralph bliss.

    June 22, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    A child that’s properly trained will know how to behave,a spoils child spoil things.

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