A 23-year-old Nigerian man, Femi Tinchang Nandap has been sentenced for stabbing to death a renowned professor, Jeroen Ensink in front of his home in Islington, north London.
Nandap who committed the crime in December last year, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility on Monday, October 10th, 2016.
Dr Ensink’s devastated wife, Nadja while speaking to the court said:
“I’m here to show how a single, mindless act affected us for life. No words can ever describe the loss and pain we’re going through.
“Jeroen was everyone’s friend, but he was my soulmate. Our daughter was born on 18 December and it was everything Jeroen ever wanted. He was the proudest man ever, but he only got to share her life for 11 days.
“These were the happiest days of his and my life. Jeroen was stabbed outside our front door in a random attack by a complete stranger. The cards announcing our joy were scattered in the street stained with his blood. On 29 December 2015 my world collapsed and stopped turning.
“I don’t know how I managed to go on, and I still don’t know. Almost 10 months have passed and our daughter has flourished into the most wonderful human being and she brings so much love and light into my life, but there’s also a massive void that cannot be filled.
“I’m dreading the day when she asks why she does not have a father and I have to explain what’s happened. Not only was the love of my life taken from me but with him all our hopes and dreams. He never got a real chance to see me be a mother. The life we had started ended before we had a chance to settle into it.”
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