Guilty: Femi Nandap, 23, left, has admitted the killing of Dr Jeroen Ensink, 41, pictured, who was repeatedly stabbed in the back outside his Islington home
A mentally ill man has admitted stabbing to death an academic on his way to post new baby cards - just days after he was let off for carrying a knife and attacking a policeman. Femi Nandap, 23, has pleaded guilty to knifing Dr Jeroen Ensink, 41, who suffered catastrophic injuries after he was repeatedly stabbed in the back outside his Islington home on December 29 last year.He was killed 11 days after he became a father for the first time and he had gone out to post new baby cards to inform friends and family of the arrival of his daughter. Nandap approached Dr Ensink in the street and straddled him while stabbing him repeatedly and when witnesses rushed to protect him the killer stood nearby still clutching a large kitchen knife. The new baby cards were strewn on the pavement around him and splattered with the much-loved academic's blood.
|Tragedy: Dr Ensink was off to post cards to tell loved ones about the birth of his beloved daughter|
Nandap had launched his ferocious random attack while Dr Ensink's wife Nadja was at home with the baby awaiting his return. When he failed to arrive, she went outside to find police had cordoned off the street and the cards her husband had been carrying strewn on the pavement splattered in blood. Friends said he had been overjoyed to have become a father and had 'doted' on his child.
Detective Chief Inspector Jamie Piscopo, of the Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: 'Dr Jeroen Ensink left his home that lunchtime to post a number of cards to friends and family to inform them of the recent birth of his daughter. What should have been the happiest time of Jeroen's life was ended by the violent and unprovoked actions of Nandap.
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