Jealous Nigerian Husband Kills Wife, Crushes Her Skull in UK

Jealous Nigerian Husband Kills Wife, Crushes Her Skull in UK

  • An emotionally unstable man beat his wife to death at their matrimonial residence in the United Kingdom
  • The Nigerian couple had relocated to a foreign country in 2022 before their relationship deteriorated
  • The police have detained him, and he is due to receive a court sentence on May 9, where he is likely to be sentenced to life imprisonment

A Nigerian husband who relocated to the United Kingdom in 2022 with his wife has been detained for killing her.

The man, Olubunmi Abodunde, is a trained civil engineer who travelled overseas hoping to secure a better-paying job in the developed country.

Mr and Mrs Abodunde
The judge has told the suspect that the minimum sentence he could get is life imprisonment Image: Punch
Source: Instagram

However, his wife, Mrs. Taiwo Abodunde, obtained employment first, while Mr. Abodunde, unable to find work in his field, took shifts at Tesco and Wickes.

The PUNCH previously reported that since arriving in the country, there were ongoing disputes over bill payments and accusations of infidelity, particularly from the husband towards his wife.

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Sources indicate that a murder trial is set to commence after Mr. Abodunde changed his plea to guilty in search of a more lenient sentence on Wednesday.

During the fatal confrontation, officers heard repeated banging sounds from inside the house, where Mr. Abodunde had been previously banned from entering as a bail condition following another violent incident.

When officers gained entry twenty-five minutes later, Mrs. Abodunde was found lifeless on the floor.

The presiding judge, Martyn Levett, at Ipswich Crown Court warned Mr. Abodunde that he could face a life imprisonment sentence in the minimum.

Officers at murder scene under Investigation

Police officers are under investigation for suspected misconduct at the scene. They are being scrutinised for potential violations of police standards and professional behaviour.

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After finishing a shift at Tesco, Mr. Abodunde returned to the residence from which he had been barred by the court to retrieve his mobile phone.

Two police officers coincidentally arrived at the house around 9:30 am to obtain a statement from the woman regarding the previous night's incident when they heard loud crashing sounds from inside.

The autopsy revealed that Mr. Abodunde, in a fit of anger, choked the deceased until she lost consciousness. He then stomped on her, fracturing her ribs, and used their child's skateboard to repeatedly strike her motionless body until she died.

Prosecutor Simon Spence KC informed the court that the banging heard by the officers at the door likely occurred after the woman was unconscious or deceased.

Man evaluated for mental disorder

The suspect was taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation to determine his mental state at the time of the crime.

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He later claimed he was acting in self-defense, alleging that his wife had threatened him with a knife and even cut his hand. However, no knife was found near the deceased at the crime scene.

Imo man stabs wife to death for cheating

Meanwhile, had earlier reported a similar case where a man in Imo state lost it and stabbed his wife after catching her in bed with another person.

Police had weighed in on the matter and had begun an investigation into how the event occurred.


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