NIGERIA: CAMEROONIAN COOK SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING EMPLOYER
May 22, 2019:
A Lagos High Court in Igbosere has sentenced a Cameroonian cook, Leudjou Koyemen Joel, to death for the 20 December 2016 murder of Dayo Adeleke, AltAfrica reported on 21 May 2019. (Sources: alternativeafrica.com, 21/05/2019)
Justice Adedayo Akintoye convicted Joel, after a nearly two year trial following his “Not guilty” plea to a one-count charge of murder.
Joel allegedly stabbed Dayo, daughter of the late Brigadier General Adekola Alfred Adeleke, in the neck and heart, shortly after she returned from work.
According to the police prosecutor, Joel was angry that she refused to give him a two-week salary advance which he requested for earlier that morning.
He was apprehended at the gate of the deceased’s Park View Estate, Ikoyi gate, while attempting to run away.
Joel a refugee from Cameroon that was being rehabilitated in a church in Lagos, was employed by Dayo Adeleke on compassionate grounds following a request by the pastor of the church.
Seven months later, and exactly three months after Dayo’s engagement she was murdered by the cook.