Cameroonian cook sentenced to death in Nigeria for killing employer
London, May 21, 2019 (AltAfrica)-A Lagos High Lagos in Igbosere has sentenced a Cameroonian cook, Leudjou Koyemen Joel, to death for the December 20, 2016 murder of Dayo Adeleke.
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