Nigerian man appears in court for allegedly killing mum, stabbing sister in UK

Nigerian man Nicolas Aina accused of killing mum

Police have arraigned a Nigerian accused of killing his mother and inflicting injury on his sister at their family house in Dagenham, East London, UK.

The suspect Nicolas Aina was arraigned on Tuesday at the Barkingside Magistrates’ Court before Judge Philip Katz.

On Thursday, he appeared at the Old Bailey Court by video link from custody.

He is facing murder and attempted murder charges.

The court heard that Aina, 28, stabbed his 64-year-old mother, Caroline Adeyelu, to death and also stabbed his sister, Angel Adeyelu, 33.

Aina, according to itv News, allegedly went into his sister’s bedroom and stabbed her repeatedly with a knife.

After she heard her daughter’s screams, the late Adeyelu reportedly went in to see what was going on, but the suspect allegedly lunged at her with the knife before fleeing the property in Auriel Avenue.

Adeyelu was pronounced dead at the scene, while his sister was treated in hospital for stab wounds and discharged.

A neighbour Samantha Southey, who lived adjacent to the victims’ home, reportedly stated that she heard the commotion resulting from the incident.

She said, “I just heard a bit of commotion last night. The police knocked on the door and said they caught the person. It’s a little bit frightening.”

A detective of the East Area Command Unit, Superintendent Richard Vandenbergh, described the incident as ‘truly shocking’.

Judge Philip Katz KC set a timetable for the case with a plea and case management hearing on January 19 and a provisional trial from August 29, 2023.