A Nigerian man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 17-year-old Katrina Makunova in Camberwell, UK.
Oluwaseyi Dada, 21, pleaded guilty to manslaughter, yesterday, on the first day of his trial at the Old Bailey. The court heard how Dada and Katrina had been in a relationship that had recently deteriorated.
A series of social media communications between Dada and Katrina were obtained by police from the victim’s mobile phone. These posts showed there was a feud between them, with both parties making veiled threats and insulting each other.
On Thursday, 12 July 2018, Katrina had gone to the lobby of a block of flats on Brisbane Street where Dada lived. The pair encountered each other on the ground floor and a struggle began.
During the course of this altercation, both of them fell, but unfortunately Katrina was carrying a knife in her handbag. Katrina fell onto the handbag, causing the knife to pierce the bag and then stab her in the chest.
Despite the efforts of paramedics, she was pronounced dead at the scene at 13:02hrs. Dada was arrested on suspicion of murder at the scene and subsequently charged with manslaughter on Friday, 13 July. He will be sentenced on the Tuesday, 29 January.