Emmanuel Kalejaiye is accused of stabbing his mother Tolu to death, but she secretly called a friend and his frenzied attack was recorded on voicemail. Read full report below by Mirror Online:
A man bought women’s clothing and learned to walk in high heels in a bid to cover up his mother’s murder, a jury heard yesterday.
Emmanuel Kalejaiye, 21, allegedly stabbed his mother Tolu, 44, after she “brainwashed” him with religion.
The court was told he planned to impersonate her after the killing to give him time to get rid of the body.
The alleged plan unravelled after his mum secretly called a friend, Leo Shogunle, during the attack.
The call, which went to voicemail, was played in court. Accountant Tolu yelled: “Don’t stab me, don’t stab me, you’re a demon.”
Prosecutor Andrew Jackson told the jury: “What that marked was the last moments of her life at the hands of her eldest son.”
Leo received the message later that day and found the body with more than 40 stab wounds on her kitchen floor in Wickford, Essex.
Kalejaiye told police: “I admit killing my mother. She subjected me to a lifetime of abuse. She used the Bible to rationalise what she did.”
Chelmsford crown court heard police uncovered notes setting out plans and the floor had been covered in cardboard and bin bags.
Prosecutors say Kalejaiye also bought knives, rubber gloves and fashioned a mask from a beanie hat.
Kalejaiye denies murder in September last year but has admitted manslaughter. He claims a gang forced him to stab his mother.
The trial continues.