A psychotic 23-year old Nigerian student in the United Kingdom, Femi Nandap, is to be deported back to Nigeria after completing his sentence, an indefinite hospital order, for the stabbing to death a lecturer, Dr. Jeroen Ensink.
Dr. Jeroen Ensink, 41, was stabbed to death by Femi Nandap, as he left his flat in Islington, north London, to post cards announcing the birth of his daughter 10 days before. The 23-year old Nigerian, who told psychiatrists that he had been receiving telepathic messages and considered himself the ‘chosen one’ or ‘Messiah’ in spring last year, stabbed Dr. Ensink repeatedly in the chest and back until an off duty special constable intervened.
Just six days before he attacked Dr. Ensink, Nandap had charges of possession of a knife and assaulting a police officer dropped at magistrates’ court.
He had been a student in the years before the killing, but his student visa had expired. The charges related to an incident in May last year, when Nandap was seen in Primrose Gardens, north west London, with a 30-inch kitchen knife and punched and bit an officer who was trying to arrest him.
While on conditional bail he went to Nigeria where he was treated for mental illness but he stopped taking anti-psychotic drugs by his return to the UK in October, reported Daily Mail. On August 25, his sister had handed a letter to police explaining he was not fit to travel back to the UK earlier because he was suffering ‘depression and psychosis’. Dr. Ensink’s young widow, Nadja, on Monday at London’s Old Bailey Court, demanded an inquiry into how a psychotic man was free to kill the father of her newborn baby days after knife and assault charges against him were dropped.