Emmanuel Kalejaiye, a Nigerian who murdered his accountant mother, Mrs. Tolu Kkalejaiye (pictured), in cold blood, has told a court that one of the reasons for killing his Abeokuta-born mother in her Essex home was because she was too fond of quoting the bible to him and disparaging him.
A jury at Chelmsford Crown Court heard on Wednesday how Emmanuel plotted the murder by buying women’s clothing and learning how to walk in high heels so neighbours would think he was his mother.
He also bought knives, rubber gloves and turned a beanie hat into a ‘frightening mask’ as part of his plan, the court heard.
He allegedly covered the floors of the house and garage in cardboard and bin liners to prevent evidence being found.
Emmanuel wrote his murder plan down on pieces of paper and even made plans to get rid of his brother, if he found out or stumbled on the scene, it was said.
The court heard he planned to kill his mother when she came back from church or when she was coming downstairs to go to work.
Prosecutor Andrew Jackson told the court: ‘He made meticulous and detailed plans for the slaying of his own mother’.
The car was to be parked around the corner to make it look as if she was at work, the court heard.
It was alleged that Kalejaiye struck on September 26 last year as his mother (pictured right with her house) came downstairs on her way to work.
He did not answer, but the call went to his voicemail and when he picked it up later on, he called police.
The court then heard that when police arrived at the scene they discovered the body of Tolu Kalejaiye on the living room floor, along with a mass of evidence linking her son with the death.
Checks later revealed he had bought clothes, knives, gloves and even lighter fuel to dispose of her body, it was said.
He confessed to police he had killed his mother and claimed she tortured him mentally and quoted the Bible to him, the court heard.