Cameroonian cook sentenced to death by hanging for killing General’s daughter

A Cameroonian cook, Leudjou Koyemen Joel, has been sentenced to by hanging by a Lagos High Court in Lagos for the murder of Day Adeleke on the 20th of December, 2016.

Justice Adedayo Akintoye convicted Joel, after a nearly two year trial following his “Not guilty” plea to a one-count charge of murder.

Joel stabbed Adeleke, daughter of the late Brigadier General Adekola Alfred Adeleke, in the neck and heart, shortly after she returned from the office.


According to the police, he 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 Adeleke on compassionate grounds following a request by the pastor of the church.

Seven months later, and exactly three months after her engagement with her fiancée, she was murdered.

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