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Nicholas Aina, a mentally ill man could be locked up for the rest of his life after admitting today that he killed his mother because he believed she was performing black magic on him. Nicholas Aina, 28, had stopped taking medication for his paranoid schizophrenia because he thought it would help him lose weight. But instead, he fell into a severe psychosis and embarked on a knife attack at the home he shared with his family. Aina surrendered to police minutes after killing Caroline Adeyelu, 64, and wounding her sister Angel Adeyelu, 23, at her home in Dagenham, east London, on October 30. He was deluded about witchcraft, electrical voltage and being the “king of Africa”, the court was told. Aina admitted the murder of her mother due to diminished responsibility and for illegally wounding her sister.
Today Judge David Aubrey KC at the Old Bailey handed him an order for hospitalization without a time limit. The judge told him: ‘He has a psychotic illness, specifically paranoid schizophrenia, which is a serious and long-lasting illness. ‘He will continue to be at risk of further psychiatric episodes in the future and it is relevant that he had two previous admissions when he was detained under the Mental Health Act. “He has caused untold and devastating harm to his family, but in my opinion the need for punishment is reduced because his culpability was adversely affected by his mental illness.” Opening the facts earlier, Deanna Heer KC said that Aina has a history of psychotic illness for which he had been admitted to hospital twice before being discharged to the community in October 2021.
Nicholas Aina is 28 years old.
He has been violent towards members of his family in the past, hitting another sister on the head with a lamp and threatening his mother with a knife. The week before the murder, Angel Adeyelu noticed his brother’s mental health was deteriorating and his mother spoke to a nurse, the court was told. On October 28, Aina disappeared, traveling to Paris and returning home two days later. At around 9pm on October 30, Angel Adeyelu was preparing to leave when Aina entered her room with a knife, smiling and “looking possessed”, the court heard. He told her: ‘I’m going to kill you.’ I’ll kill you. You are a witch”, before stabbing her seven times in the chest, arm, wrist and thigh. Hearing her screams, Caroline Adeyelu ran in and tried to pull Aina’s daughter off of her, but he overpowered her and lunged at her with the knife. He then stabbed her mother in the chest and her arm before leaving the house and throwing her knife in the trash, the court was told.
Angel Adeyelu called 999 and police arrived shortly after 9:30 p.m. to find the house in darkness with blood on the door handle. The young woman was taken to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel for treatment and Caroline Adeyelu died at the scene. At 9:41 p.m., Aina walked into Dagenham police station and said: “I’m here to turn myself in for a stabbing on Auriel Avenue.” In a police interview, she admitted to attacking her mother and her sister because her family “wanted to get him,” Ms. Heer said. The prosecutor told the court: “She said that she suffered from paranoid schizophrenia but that she had stopped taking her medication 16 days ago because she wanted to lose weight.” After her admission to the Pentonville prison, Aina was evaluated by medical professionals who found that she was delusional. Passing sentence, Judge Aubrey told Aina that she will need treatment for many years, adding: “There is a chance he may never be released.”