Akua Agyeman, who was stabbed to death by her husband Minta Addido would regularly text a neighbour - court has heard

A neighbour of the man who killed his wife in Enfield last year has been giving evidence about his relationship with the couple.

The murder trial at the Old Bailey involves 38-year-old Minta Addido, who killed his wife Akua Agyeman by stabbing her 15 times in Morris Court, Rigby Place in Enfield Island Village on November 6, 2012.

Mr Addido has pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter.

Oladapo Etti-Williams lived opposite the couple and it is alleged that he had an affair with Ms Agyeman.

He also alleged to have pointed a gun to Mr Addido’s head, which caused him to lose control and stab his wife and run her over with his car.

The Nigerian-born man told the court this morning that he barely knew the couple and rarely spoke to them face to face.

He said he exchanged numbers with Ms Agyeman, a cleaner, after she was locked out of her house and waited in Mr Etti-Williams’ house for her husband to come home.

Barrister for Mr Addido, Jonathan Higgs, questioned Mr Etti-Williams about how close his connection is with Akua Agyeman.

The neighbour claims he did not know Ms Agyeman’s name and would text her three or four times a day.

However, according to phone billing records, the jury was told that texts between the pair would be closer to 50 times a day, including one day in October last year when the neighbours were in contact 56 times via their mobiles.

When asked about what the two would be texting about, Mr Etti-Williams said: “Just general things about everyday life.”

The hearing continues this afternoon.

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