My sister Sabina Nessa was murdered by a twisted monster – his final insult before imprisonment shook our family
THE sister of murdered school teacher Sabina Nessa has revealed her sister’s killer continued to snub her family after her death.
Jebina Islam, 31, said killer Koci Selamaj refused to listen to her testimony about the fallout following the brutal murder of her sister.
Jebina is now pushing for a law that would force killers to bring their victims’ families to justice.
She said: “The law needs to be changed as soon as possible because we now see it quite regularly when defendants fail to appear for their sentencing.
“There is now a pattern of behavior that is just not fair to the families. People won’t get their loved ones back, I won’t get my sister back, but it’s something.”
Jebina said Selamaj should not have been given the power to choose whether or not to listen to her testimony.
She continued, “He killed my sister, he murdered her in such a horrible way and he just thought, ‘I’m going to stay in my cell.’
“It was such a slap in the face. I was so angry at what a coward he was.
“He had the opportunity to listen to my statement on the victim’s effects via video link from his cellphone and he declined that as well.”
Now Jebina hopes to name the law after her late sister, Sabina, who will be remembered as a loving teacher and friend.
Sabina was walking to a south-east London pub in September 2021 when Selamaj hit her in the head 34 times with a 2ft metal traffic triangle.
He then carried her unconscious body up a grassy embankment and out of sight, where she was found just hours later by a horrified dog walker.
But Jebina remembers the good times with her sister before her untimely death.
She mused, “There’s obviously that missing chair that she would sit in, but we stick together as a family and talk about our memories of her.
“She would want us to be positive. She was a positive, determined, happy person.”