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Newmarket man Olubunmi Abodunde has been jailed for life for murdering his wife with a skateboard

A Newmarket man who beat his wife to death with a skateboard a day after being released on bail has been jailed for life.

Olubunmi Abodunde, 48, was today convicted at Ipswich Crown Court of murdering Taiwo Abodunde, 41, at their Exning Road home on November 28.

He changed his plea to guilty during the third day of his trial last month after previously denying murder.

Abodunde was sentenced to life in prison. Photos: Cameron Reid/Suffolk Police

Judge Martyn Levett said Abodunde must serve a minimum of 17 years in prison before being considered released before handing him a mandatory life sentence.

During his case last month, Stephen Spence said Abodunde was a jealous man who accused his wife of having affairs throughout their marriage.


There were also disputes over bills and money, with frequent arguments and violence from both parties, he told the court.

On November 27, Abodunde was arrested and released on bail after a dispute.

He was banned from returning to the family home or contacting his wife, but the next day he returned shortly before Mrs Abodunde finished work and killed her between 9.12am and 9.20am.

After changing his plea, the judge handed down a guilty verdict.