It was a cold March morning when Housing Officer Flavia Cassonde entered the flat. Oldham.
She was checking on a client’s well-being she hadn’t heard from in weeks.
There, he found 29-year-old Amojan Bohajak lying on his bed next to his favorite soft toy, holding a bottle of his favorite perfume.
On his right leg, covered with red nail varnish, read the cool words: “It was me.”
Amujan was brutally murdered.
He was beaten with black and blue and stabbed several times, the young mother was dragged to her bed and left for two weeks.
Daniel Grant Smith, 41, was jailed. Earlier this week To kill him
Violent and manipulative, Smith – otherwise known as the “boxer” – had a troubled history of failed, abusive relationships.
Now, as he embarks on a life sentence for taking the life of a weak Amujan, Manchester Evening News examines Smith’s bad past and the events that led to his horrific crime.
A woman named Emma Setola had a long and important relationship with him in the late 90’s.
He said his controlling attitude was such that he threatened her with knives and threw her down the stairs.
She was so upset that she thought of taking her own life. She was convicted of killing Amogen.
To persuade Ms. Setola to stay, Smith lied that she had cancer.
Another ex-girlfriend, Samantha Day, talked about being terrified of Smith during their relationship, which saw her move from her native Isle of Wight to the Thameside in the 2000s.
He let her go because he was sure he would kill her.
In 2015, another woman, Jemma Elsie, reported to police that she had been attacked by her then-boyfriend Smith.
He told police that his controlling behavior included confiscating his bank card and humiliating him.
“He was a very dangerous man,” he told officers.
By the end of 2020, Smith was abusing another woman – Amogen Bohajak.
Imogen was born and raised in the beautiful village of Melur, on the edge of Stockport in Choti District, and went to school at Rich Alderley Age.
She was beautiful, intelligent and ambitious.
But her adult life was ruined by her relationship with abusive men.
A year before meeting Smith, he was moved to a flat on Ashton Road in Oldham.
It was meant to be a fresh start.
She had run away from her child amid difficulties with alcohol, and was helping the charity Nekro because of her weaknesses.
Housing Officer Flavia Cassonde supported and tested Amogen.
During one of his unannounced visits in November 2020, he found Imogen injured. Amogen told him that Smith had stabbed him in the thigh – and agreed to treatment only on condition that the police not be notified.
However, Ms Caseunde told her managers and the police visited Amujan later that day.
It was the only incident involving alcohol and violence.
And yet Amogen was loyal to Smith, saying she loved him and saying she intended to marry him, even though he confessed to Flavia Casunde that he had dragged her down.
Domestic abuse is not always physical. Coercive control is an act of assault or intimidation, humiliation and intimidation or other abuse that is used to harm, punish or intimidate their victim.
Common symptoms of controlled and coercive behavior include:
isolating you from friends and family.
You deprive you of basic necessities, such as food.
Monitor your time
Monitor you through online communication tools or spyware.
Overcoming aspects of your daily life, such as where you can go, who you can see, what you can wear and when you can sleep
You lose access to support services, such as medical services.
You keep putting yourself down, like saying you’re useless.
* Humiliate, degrade or dehumanize you.
Controlling your finances.
threats Threatening or intimidating you.
Amogen was on friendly terms with one of his exes, and sent a message when Smith attacked him.
Dangerously jealous, Smog got into a fight with the man just two weeks before his body was discovered.
A few days after the fight, Smith attacked him again. Amojin texted his ex, saying get him out of my house.
“I thought I was going to die. He strangled me so much that I almost died and then he got a knife.”
He called police 112 twice that afternoon and told them he had kicked Smith out of his house because he had grabbed his neck.
Imogen then texted her ex-boyfriend on WhatsApp and sent him pictures of the wounds Smith had received.
He told her to go to the police, but she never came back.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
But his wounds show that he suffered brutal, severe torture at the hands of the man he loved.
In the autopsy report of pathologist Dr. Charles Wilson, he noted that his body was covered with wounds, indicating that an attempt had been made to strangle him, and that severe injuries had been inflicted on his neck and chest. There were wounds.
One wound split his carotid artery, the other severed a complete rib bone and penetrated his lungs.
One-third was delivered with such force that it passed through the sternum, diaphragm, and heart into its abdomen.
In his police interview, Smith claimed to have inflicted injuries on himself.
However, Dr. Wilson denied the allegations, saying the injury demonstrated repeated attempts to defend himself against Smith and a “deliberate and determined” attempt to torture him.
After the alarm was raised by Flavia Casonde on March 4 this year, officers went to the flat and discovered a serious scene.
The amulet was placed on her bed as if it were a ‘spectacle’.
He had arms outstretched, a perfume bottle in his hand, and a cute toy around his neck.
Upon examination, Smith’s brutal confession was discovered in red nail varnish on his right leg.
“She was in.”
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Further investigation by Greater Manchester Police has revealed that Smith used Amogen’s mobile phone and bank card as his own.
When he was arrested, he was found to have made 38 transactions, including at a local news agent and a petrol station.
His account was emptied and more than 400 dra were withdrawn.
Smith will later admit to a psychologist that he had self-esteem problems.
He said he and Amogen often argued about their ex-partner, which led to his explosive jealousy.
She claimed that she was “out of her league” and could not afford to stay away from him.
Smith also said he showed off his body because he thought it was true.
One judge called it a “hard and cruel victory.”
Now, his family is left to pick up the pieces.
In a statement, Ms. Bohaizuk’s mother spoke of her daughter as “intelligent, kind, caring, beautiful, full of life and ambitious.”
She said: “Her little boy will never know the power of her hugs or he can laugh uncontrollably after sharing a moment together.
“They will never share a bedtime story, a holiday, a visit to see Father Christmas, a visit to the zoo or the magic of Christmas Eve.
“As parents, our passion is to protect and help our children, but where do you start to comfort the rest of our children with this situation?”
Her brother said he felt “uncontrollable sadness, anger and remorse” and said there was a gap in his life that would never close.
Her sister said her life would never be the same again and her sister-in-law said her life was taken in a “critical way” – and how she felt guilty that she Not to defend, and tell him everything is going to be alright.
Smith pleaded guilty to murder in Manchester Crown Court. He will be behind bars for at least 17 and a half years.
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