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UK Based Nigerian Man Given Life Sentence For Beating Wife To Death by ShoeGetSize: 1:14pm On May 15
A jealous husband who beat his wife to death with their son's skateboard in a 'ruthless and cold-blooded' attack has been jailed for a least 17 years.

Olubunmi Abodunde wielded the toy with such force on his wife Taiwo that a pathologist was unable to establish how many blows she had sustained.

However, police officers — who stood outside for 35 minutes while waiting for permission from superiors to enter — described hearing nearly 50 'bangs' coming from inside the property.

When they finally entered, Mrs Abodunde, 41, was found with her 'skull smashed in'.

Jailing the defendant for life with a minimum 17 years behind bars, Judge Martyn Levett told him he was 'ferocious, ruthless, cold-blooded, callous and savage'.

Abodunde had said very little about what happened and gave 'no comment' responses during a police interview.

But the judge added: 'The simple fact is that you strangled your wife and then beat her to death and used one of the children's skateboards to batter her skull.'

Abodunde was jealous and suspicious throughout his marriage and accused his wife of having affairs.

Police had been involved with the couple several times over alleged domestic violence incidents before mother-of-three Mrs Abodunde's death on November 28 last year.

The day before, Abodunde was arrested after officers arrived at the couple's home in Newmarket, Suffolk, and found his wife with a split lip.

He was freed on police bail later the same day with a condition to stay away from the marital home and not to approach his wife.

But he went home the following morning after working a night shift at Tesco, claiming he wanted his mobile phone.

Two police officers arrived at 9.20am to take a statement about the previous day's incident but didn't enter the property until 9.55am – despite the commotion inside - after permission was granted. They immediately confirmed she was 'obviously dead'.

A post-mortem examination found she had been throttled until she fell unconscious, then stamped on until her ribs were broken.

Her husband used the skateboard to finish off the care home worker with blows that were so violent it was damaged in the process.

Prosecutor Simon Spence KC told a previous hearing, where the defendant admitted murder after a jury had been sworn in, that the banging the police officers heard was likely to have been Abodunde continuing the attack after his wife was unconscious or dead.

The family arrived in the UK from Nigeria in 2022 but clashed over money issues as well as the alleged affairs.

Abodunde was a trained civil engineer but had been unable to find work in the sector since relocating here and took shifts at supermarkets and DIY stores.


Following his arrest for murder, he told police he had acted in self-defence, saying: 'My wife has subjected me to physical abuse for a number of years.

'On November 28, we got into an argument. She ran at me with a knife. I grabbed the knife and cut my hand. I was defending myself.'


But Ipswich Crown Court heard while he did have an injury to his hand, there wasn't a knife near his wife's body.

Nneka Akudolu KC, defending, said the level of violence was 'completely out of character' for her client and might have been affected by medication he was taking. However, no medical evidence was provided to support the claim.

Three Suffolk Constabulary officers are under investigation for misconduct after the force referred itself to the Independent Office of Police Conduct. Two face action for potential gross misconduct.

Speaking after Abodunde's conviction, Detective Inspector Dan Connick said: 'This was an awful attack on a woman that has had a lasting impact on the community and, most importantly, on the victim's family.'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13413749/Jealous-husband-beat-wife-death-sons-skateboard-jailed-life.html

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Re: UK Based Nigerian Man Given Life Sentence For Beating Wife To Death by slivertongue: 1:16pm On May 15
wickedness

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Re: UK Based Nigerian Man Given Life Sentence For Beating Wife To Death by TruthHurts1(m): 1:18pm On May 15
This is such a Nigerian story. Even the lawyer who represented him in court is an Igbo woman who has achieved King's Counsel (KC) rank which is the British equivalent of our Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN)


Nneka Akudolu KC, defending, said the level of violence was 'completely out of character' for her client and might have been affected by medication he was taking. However, no medical evidence was provided to support the claim.

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Re: UK Based Nigerian Man Given Life Sentence For Beating Wife To Death by ElevationD: 1:55pm On May 15
See how he placed his filthy hands on the lady’s bum? His hands and dried head make him appear like a bricklayer.

I cannot believe that he may be out after 17 years. People like him should be sent to Yemen, Afghanistan, Iran or Iraq for judgement.

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Re: UK Based Nigerian Man Given Life Sentence For Beating Wife To Death by OkpaNsukkaisBae(m): 1:56pm On May 15
17 years only?

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Re: UK Based Nigerian Man Given Life Sentence For Beating Wife To Death by CelestineNelson: 3:04pm On May 15
Anger and Jealousy will render you useless like this man. Get ride of it ASAP

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Re: UK Based Nigerian Man Given Life Sentence For Beating Wife To Death by optimistfeel(m): 3:04pm On May 15
Woman behaviors can derail man's actions but shouldn't leads to death of the woman, when the daughter of jezebel started her adamant behaviors complete man should know that this is not ordinary, no matter how woman frustrations was mount on man, he must control his actions, that's why we are called husband(from husbandry). May God help us (Men) all.

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Re: UK Based Nigerian Man Given Life Sentence For Beating Wife To Death by Goodvibes007: 3:05pm On May 15
I hope he is deported to naija to serve his sentence here. British tax payers should not be wasting money on him.

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Re: UK Based Nigerian Man Given Life Sentence For Beating Wife To Death by Judolisco(m): 3:05pm On May 15
After many years una waka for bush, una finally enter UK, una come go dey fight... Toor

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Re: UK Based Nigerian Man Given Life Sentence For Beating Wife To Death by IbrahimSkiba(f): 3:06pm On May 15



How do one stay in an abusive relationship, I wonder.

No amount of love can make me endure an abusive man.


Now you've lost your life for nothing, just for nothing

It's well sha

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Re: UK Based Nigerian Man Given Life Sentence For Beating Wife To Death by meobizy(f): 3:06pm On May 15
Seventeen years is not a life sentence. My God, the illiterates of this forum. That’s two years above a manslaughter charge. He must’ve done it in a blind rage, hence escaping the penalty reserved for murderers.

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Re: UK Based Nigerian Man Given Life Sentence For Beating Wife To Death by superCleanworks(m): 3:06pm On May 15
why is the name written in BOLDED letters? we don't want tribal bashing here please.

But seriously, If your wife keeps putting you in a position of jealousy and continues ringing your suspicion bells, even after confronting her with the facts; just step back and start planning a life without her instead of a life with your fellow men in a place called JAIL where no soft bodies and figures, no beer, no travelling, no parties, no boutiques, no bureau de change.
I Know it can be annoying especially for those with a temper but please, do not lose your freedom over a woman.

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Re: UK Based Nigerian Man Given Life Sentence For Beating Wife To Death by Clicked: 3:07pm On May 15
ShoeGetSize:

However, police officers — who stood outside for 35 minutes while waiting for permission from superiors to enter— described hearing nearly 50 'bangs' coming from inside the property

WTH! This is exactly what happened in the US that caused that school shooter to kill those elementary school children sad

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Re: UK Based Nigerian Man Given Life Sentence For Beating Wife To Death by Solofresh2: 3:07pm On May 15
See how feminists go joyfully scatter for this thread grin
Re: UK Based Nigerian Man Given Life Sentence For Beating Wife To Death by 1Sharon(f): 3:08pm On May 15
How many times will this case make FP?

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Re: UK Based Nigerian Man Given Life Sentence For Beating Wife To Death by Fiscus105(m): 3:08pm On May 15
If you can't cope with partner's behaviors again. Let go of him or her, instead of leaving like cat and mouse under the same roof.
Even Nigeria pentecostal have since be given consents to separations & divorces.
Moreso, society no longer tagging single mother or father as useless as it used to be in years past.

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Re: UK Based Nigerian Man Given Life Sentence For Beating Wife To Death by fkj950ax(m): 3:08pm On May 15
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Re: UK Based Nigerian Man Given Life Sentence For Beating Wife To Death by Sapasenator: 3:08pm On May 15
He has effectively thrown away his life, destroyed the lives of the kids and his wife all because of a lack of emotional intelligence and self control.

Me, I go just return to Nigeria alone instead of killing somebody and being jailed

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Re: UK Based Nigerian Man Given Life Sentence For Beating Wife To Death by highchief1: 3:09pm On May 15
ShoeGetSize:


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13413749/Jealous-husband-beat-wife-death-sons-skateboard-jailed-life.html
no1 he doesn’t look 42.no2 he looks like a mad man.only a useless man gets worried about his wife’s infidelity.it means u are not doing well.some gfs can’t even cheat let alone wife.In any case who wan cheat make e go cheat na.those thgs don’t bother me.

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Re: UK Based Nigerian Man Given Life Sentence For Beating Wife To Death by xile: 3:09pm On May 15
They'll soon stop allowing Nigerians to that country. Wicked man
Re: UK Based Nigerian Man Given Life Sentence For Beating Wife To Death by MaxW11: 3:10pm On May 15
The police are culpable here and should be sued. They could have broken the door to enter, why wait until after 50 bangs before intervening especially given previous history.
Anyways, the culprit deserves even more than a life sentence, his nuts should be chopped off as well

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Re: UK Based Nigerian Man Given Life Sentence For Beating Wife To Death by farouk2much(m): 3:10pm On May 15
2 souls wasted... 1 died the other one jailed... Their children became orphans..... This guy is a mental..

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Re: UK Based Nigerian Man Given Life Sentence For Beating Wife To Death by naptu2: 3:10pm On May 15
OkpaNsukkaisBae:
17 years only?

That means that he must not be released before he has served 17 years.

It's a life sentence, so he can spend the rest of his life in prison, but he must not be released (on parole, clemency, etc) before 17 years are up.

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Re: UK Based Nigerian Man Given Life Sentence For Beating Wife To Death by meobizy(f): 3:11pm On May 15
Clicked:
"However, police officers — who stood outside for 35 minutes while waiting for permission from superiors to enter— described hearing nearly 50 'bangs' coming from inside the property."

WTH! This is exactly what happened in the US that caused that school shooter to kill those elementary school children sad
Nobody wan die. They do the same in prisons; allow both opponents to complete their fight before taking action.

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Re: UK Based Nigerian Man Given Life Sentence For Beating Wife To Death by AllenSpencer: 3:12pm On May 15
xile:
They'll soon stop allowing Nigerians to that country. Wicked man

So it’s only Nigerians that commit such crime?

Y’all just always looking for any reason to bring Nigeria down.

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Re: UK Based Nigerian Man Given Life Sentence For Beating Wife To Death by SmartyPants(m): 3:13pm On May 15
OkpaNsukkaisBae:
17 years only?

Life imprisonment with no possibility of early release before 17 years. The British legal system is designed to offer everyone a second chance.

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Re: UK Based Nigerian Man Given Life Sentence For Beating Wife To Death by Ategberoson(m): 3:13pm On May 15
NaijaRoyalty:
Olubunmi abodunde , why na ?

You cannot mine skull in UK and get away with it


The dude get Igbo blood in him, toxic and aggressive



Life imprisonment is unfair, he should be hanged

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Re: UK Based Nigerian Man Given Life Sentence For Beating Wife To Death by Image123(m): 3:13pm On May 15
Don't let people change you, let God change you and people.
Re: UK Based Nigerian Man Given Life Sentence For Beating Wife To Death by sofeo(m): 3:13pm On May 15
It's well with their souls.

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