Ahead of her documentary, Two Daughters, Mina Smallman told police it was “too late to apologize” for the abuse of her daughters’ murder
BBC Two airs tonight Two daughtersa documentary about the murders of Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman, daughters of Mina Smallman.
Almost two years have passed since her Daughters murdered in a London parkand prior to the documentary, Ms Smallman said in an interview with the that it is “too late to apologize” for the numerous police failures that have occurred following the murder of her daughters Guardian.
Who is Mina Smallman?
Mrs. Smallman, born Wilhelmina Tokcumboh “Mina” Smallman on 29 October 1959, is a retired British Anglican priestess and former schoolteacher. She is notably the first black Archdeacon of the Church of England.
An Archdeacon is a senior position within the Church and is defined in the Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church as “a cleric vested with a specific administrative authority [them] by the bishop in all or part of the diocese”.
Ms Smallman served as Archdeacon of Southend in Chelmsford Diocese from September 2013 until her retirement in December 2016.
She originally studied acting, English and singing at the Central School of Speech and Drama, graduating in 1988 with a BEd degree. Ms. Smallman then worked as a drama teacher for 15 years and in 2005 was Associate Principal of John Kelly Girls’ Technology College.
Mrs. Smallman completed her ordination at the North Thames Ministerial Training Course and was ordained a deacon in the Church of England in 2006. She was ordained as a priest the following year.
Prior to her appointment as Archdeacon, Ms. Smallman served as Team Vicar at Barking from 2010 to 2013.
She has been married to her husband Christopher since 1992 and has three daughters.
What happened to their daughters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman?
On June 6, 2020, two of Ms Smallman’s daughters, Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27, were stabbed to death in Fryent Country Park, north west London.
Their family reported the sisters missing on June 6, 2020 while the UK was in lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Police have been criticized for the way the sisters’ case has been handled, particularly given the lack of interest in finding them in the first 36 hours.
Bibaa and Nicole’s bodies were discovered during a search conducted by their family rather than the police of Nicole’s friend Adam Stone. After the women were found, Metropolitan Police officers scoured the area for evidence.
Last year when he talked about it in an interview Sarah Everards Tod, when asked if she believed her daughters’ race meant there was “no urgency” to search for them after they were reported missing, Ms Smallman said: “Oh, absolutely, I am convinced .
“I think the notion that ‘all people matter’ is absolutely correct, but it’s not true.”
She went on to say that the “specific situation of my girls and Sarah” shows they “didn’t get the same support, the same outcry.”
The sisters and their friends had celebrated Bibaa’s birthday in the park on Friday June 5 and it was in the early hours of Saturday morning when they were murdered. CCTV footage, later shared in court, captured the pair heading to the birthday picnic.
who killed her
The sisters were murdered by 19-year-old Danyal Hussein after he signed a pact with the mythical demon king Lucifuge Rofocale using his own blood.
In a “vendetta”, the Old Bailey heard, Hussein promised to kill six women every six months to win the £321million Mega Millions Super Jackpot and to keep killing women for as long as he could.
The note read in court read: “Agreement for the Lucifuge Rofocale.
“Perform at least six sacrifices every six months while I am free and physically able.
“Sacrifice only women. Build a temple for yourself. Do everything I promised.
“Win the Mega Millions Super Jackpot for me to receive fertile rewards in return for the future sacrifices I bring you.
“The rewards could be wealth and power. Never to be suspected by the police of any crimes and also that the police will never know of any crimes I have committed and will commit.
“Signed by Me Danyal.”
Prosecutor Oliver Glasgow QC told jurors: “His plan could not be clearer – to sacrifice women in exchange for personal gain and never be suspected of doing anything wrong.”
In another sinister note, he offered blood to the “Demon Queen Byleth” in order for a girl at his school to fall in love with him.
His killing spree was eventually called off after he cut himself during the attack on the sisters, allowing police to track him through DNA testing. The day after the murder, Hussein went to the hospital with his hand cut by a knife and claimed he had been attacked by a group of boys.
Hussein first came to the attention of police when he was just 15 years old over fears that he was vulnerable to radicalization and violent extremism.
He had participated in a deradicalization program between October 2017 and May 2018 after being referred to the Prevent program by his school.
After his arrest, Hussein told police he had Asperger’s Syndrome and problems with his memory, and then refused to answer questions.
Searches of his bedroom at his mother’s home in south-east London uncovered a book containing spells, handwritten demon symbols and the two blood pacts.
Hussein was charged with the murders of the two sisters on July 2, 2020 and was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 35 years on July 6, 2021 after being found guilty of double murder and knife possession.
Why were two police officers charged with misconduct?
PC Deniz Jaffer, 48, and PC Jamie Lewis, 33, were charged with wrongdoing the month after the murders of Bibaa and Nicole for taking selfies next to their bodies and sharing the photos.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) launched an investigation into the police officers’ actions and, after finding that the images had been shared on a WhatsApp group, six other officers were investigated for failing to challenge or report the conduct had.
At the time, Ms Smallman said: “This has taken our grief to a different place.
“If we ever needed an example of how toxic it’s gotten, these cops felt so safe, so untouchable, they figured they could take pictures of dead black girls and send them on.
“That speaks volumes about the ethos that runs through the Metropolitan Police.”
The couple were sentenced to two years and nine months in prison at a hearing at the Old Bailey in December 2021 after pleading guilty to misconduct in public office.
Judge Lucraft said: “The public has a right to expect the highest standards from police officers.
“I am sure that many thousands of law enforcement officers in this country and abroad will be deeply appalled by your actions.
“It is appalling and inexplicable behavior.
“Here the two of you not only violated the police cordon, which impacted the crime scene and the investigation, but also completely disregarded the privacy of the two victims of horrific violence and their families for what can only have been some cheap thrills, praise.” , a kick, or some form of boasting by taking pictures and then sharing them with others.
What is the documentary “Two Daughters” about?
The documentation Two daughters tells the story of Bibaa and Nicole.
It is presented by Stacey Dooley, who visits Smallman and together looks back on the trial of her daughter’s killer.
Two daughters also covers the Jaffer and Lewis court cases.
The official synopsis for the hour-long film reads: “Mina’s faith is at the heart of her being, but what happens when that faith is met with an unimaginable tragedy?
“Stacey sees how Mina’s faith has played a vital role at an unimaginably difficult time, helping her to cope with her grief and anger and strengthening her resolve to fight for an end to violence against women so that her daughters did not die in vain.”
The one-off documentary will be broadcast on BBC Two tonight, Sunday 29 May at 9pm. If you’re not watching it live on TV, you can watch it on BBC iPlayer shortly after broadcast.
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