On the first day of his trial at the Old Bailey, Oluwaseyi Dada pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Katrina Makunova in Camberwell in July last year, after the court was told his teenage girlfriend died from falling on a knife during an argument.
Twenty-one-year-old Dada, from Brisbane Street in SE5, was arrested on suspicion of murdering his seventeen-year-old girlfriend from Lewisham on Friday, July 13, 2018.
Shortly after noon the day before, police had been called to the block of flats where Dada lived and found him giving CPR to Katrina, who was pronounced dead at the scene at 13.02pm.
Dada and Katrina had been in a relationship that had deteriorated into what police described as a ‘feud’ with veiled threats and insults thrown back and forth over social media.
On Thursday, July 12, Katrina and Dada encountered each other on the ground floor lobby of his block and a physical struggle ensued with both falling over.
The court heard that Katrina died after a knife she was carrying pierced through her handbag and stabbed her in the chest as she fell.
Detective Inspector Domenica Catino of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “A young woman has lost her life and my thoughts are with her family and friends, who have been devastated by Katrina’s death.
“This is another young person who has been killed as a result of a knife and we need our communities to work with the police to end this scourge.”
Dada will be sentenced on Tuesday, January 29.