Nigerian who killed wife with skateboard in UK jailed for life

A United Kingdom-based Nigerian man, Olubunmi Abodunde, who murdered his wife, Taiwo, with a skateboard, has been sentenced to life imprisonment after he was found guilty by Ipswich Crown Court.

The 48-year-old Abodunde who relocated to the UK in 2022, was said to have killed his wife by using the skateboard to hit her repeatedly on the head in their Newmarket home, resulting in her death from catastrophic brain injuries in November 2023.

During the sentencing hearing on Tuesday, Abodunde blamed his actions on a loss of control on medication, and admitted to killing his wife.