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A Nigerian man has landed in court for stalking a woman in the UK

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Oluwaseyi Elemide, 26, an accountant admitted stalking a beautician who he failed to impress after pestering her, banging on the windows of her London salon, and sending unwanted emails.

According to Mail Online, he badgered Demi Witter at her Lavender Hill business in Battersea, bringing a gift of tea and a card, banging on the salon windows, and following her on Instagram between July 20 and 27 last year.

Wimbledon Magistrates Court heard that the University of Northampton graduate even wrote her the clumsy romantic poem: ‘Roses are red, violets are blue. We fit together like a bespoke three-piece and dapper shoes.’

Nigerian-born Elemide, of Putney, pleaded guilty to stalking Ms. Witter, 28, involving serious alarm and distress last July.

In a victim impact statement, Ms. Witter said: ‘His behaviour is frightening and I am worried he will wait outside and follow me home. He turned up unannounced three times in a week.

‘I think he is infatuated with me and I am stressed out and anxious because of this. I have to work with the door locked and I am afraid he will confront me in the street.’

Prosecutor Corran Helme told the court Elemide first approached Ms Witter, who quit a sociology degree to start her business, in the street.

‘He tried to engage her in conversation and informed her he had his own business and engaged in an arms-length business level and she told him she was not interested,’ he told the court.

‘She gave him her business card and week later received an email from the defendant, explaining he could help her business and she replied, informing him no help was needed.

‘However, he did not stop and began following her on Instagram. She blocked him and he sent her an email.’

Elemide wrote: ‘How are you? Some of the content was good on Instagram. You blocked me, what did I do to deserve that?’.

He then attended the victim’s busy salon and left a box of teabags and a greeting card wishing her luck.