File photo: Crime
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A 28-year-old man has been arrested for stabbing his Nigerian mother to death in east London.

On Tuesday, November 1, 2022, Detectives charged Nicholas Aina, Auriel Avenue, Dagenham, with the murder of his mother, 64-year-old Caroline Adeyelu. 

Photo of Nicholas in 2014 

He was also charged with the attempted murder of another woman in her 30s.

Police were called to the scene of the stabbing on Auriel Avenue at 9.35 pm on Sunday, October 30, 2022, where Ms Adeleyu was pronounced dead.

The other woman also suffered stab injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment. Her condition is not life-threatening.


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Aina appeared at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, November 1, and was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Thursday, said police.

The deceased.

Samantha Southey, 27, who lives on the adjacent road from the incident, said: “I just heard a bit of commotion last night. The police knocked on the door and said they caught the person. It’s a little bit frightening. It’s getting a little too close to home.”

Detective Superintendent Richard Vandenbergh said: “It appears this was an isolated incident confined to a single address.”

He also added that the Dagenham stabbing ‘is a truly shocking incident.