Drug dealer, Oluwaseyi Dada bags two years for killing girlfriend in London
A drug dealer nicknamed “Capone” who killed his teenage girlfriend in a violent tussle over her Versace handbag has been jailed for two years and three months.
Oluwaseyi Dada, 21, pushed 17-year-old Katrina Makunova in anger during the confrontation at his block of flats in Camberwell, sending her tumbling to the ground and on to a knife she had been carrying around in her bag.
Southwark crown court heard the couple’s two-year romance was crumbling, and police had been called out six times in five months to reports of Dada being violent to Miss Makunova and threatening her family.
Two weeks before her death on July 12 last year, Dada was accused of pushing the teenager into the road outside a police station in an argument over the t-shirt she was wearing.
Police officers are now under investigation over the response to the domestic abuse claims, which did not lead to any criminal charges prior to Miss Makunova’s death.
The court heard trainee beautician Miss Makunova had taken to carrying a knife in her prized Versace handbag and it was this blade that killed her, piercing her chest and into her heart when she was shoved by Dada.
The Judge Nicholas Loraine-Smith, jailed Dada, who admitted manslaughter, for two years and three months, saying he had “played a very big part of building up this confrontation, which was expected to be so serious, Miss Makunova decided to see you with a knife in her handbag”.
He said: “This was a confrontation which could so easily have been avoided.”
But the judge added that Dada was “very remorseful”, including at the scene where he tried to revive Miss Makunova.
A relative of the victim had to be forcibly removed from the courtroom after the sentence was handed down, as he hurled abuse at Dada’s family.
Dada, from Streatham, is already a convicted “county lines” drug dealer, who was jailed for 30 months in 2015 for supplying crack cocaine and heroin in Norwich.
The court heard he met Miss Makunova through Instagram after his release from prison, but their relationship had hit the rocks by February last year.
Her sister Nicola told the court she is now dealing with “unimaginable pain”, adding: “He may have killed my sister but he has also killed us all and we have to live with this forever.”